Apr 12, 2024  
General Catalog 2023-2024 
General Catalog 2023-2024

Education - Teaching, M.A.T.

Dr. Earl Aguilera
Education Building, Room 233

Program Description. The online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) integrates three themes - multicultural, social justice education, action research, and Web-based teaching/learning - to improve school curriculum and instruction, help close the achievement gap in our nation’s public schools, and extend the academic and technological foundation provided in teacher credentialing programs. The online MAT focuses explicitly on applied advanced study in K-12 classrooms, incorporating a mixture of more critically oriented theoretical and research skills, as well as more emphasis on practitioner-oriented knowledge, skills and dispositions, to increase learning for all students. Program applicants must have a teaching credential to be admissible to the online MAT.

Admission Requirements. In addition to the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education program section of this catalog, admission to the M.A. in Teaching program requires a minimum of 2.75 GPA, statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, and a valid teaching credential or private school employee contract.

Program Requirements. The MAT is a three-semester program (fall, spring, fall) offered to cohorts of students completing a prescribed sequence of courses. A two-day program orientation on the Fresno State campus is required for all entering students.

Culminating Experience (4 units)

Total: 30 Units

* CI 241  includes a graduate writing requirement (GWR) as part of the course.

** The MAT requires 21 units of residency. Electives are determined in consultation with the student’s program coordinator/advisor and can include approved units from a postbaccalaureate credential program (e.g., CalStateTEACH, California State University, Fresno, etc.) and/or graduate program.