Master of Arts in Teaching

Application Deadline October 1st

Applicants for the 2015-2016 MAT Year

The essay prompt / requirement is changing. Please do not complete any essay based on the prompt in the current PDF application. If you are a current SMCM student, there will be a meeting early in the Fall semester to discuss the application process.

For more information, contact the Department of Educational Studies MAT at 240-895-2018 or


Educational Studies News & Events

2015 MAT Graduation

  • Saturday, June 6, 2014
  • 11:00 am 
  • Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC)

A response to the National Council on Teacher Quality Version II

Educational Studies Blog

Small group of students in The Gambia

Interns abroad, publications, presentations, innovations, collaborations...
Educational Studies Blog

Welcome to the 

Department of Educational Studies

Welcome to the Department of Educational Studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland! Our department offers both a minor in Educational Studies, as well as our Masters of Arts in Teaching program for graduate studies.

We encourage our students to take full advantage of the rich undergraduate curriculum available at our college - to spend a semester abroad, to complete a double major, to take elective courses in many areas, to try interdisciplinary courses - and then be able to synthesize that richly textured content background with graduate courses in education so they can better serve their future students.

It is also important to note that the minor in Educational Studies is not exclusive to students who wish to matriculate into the St. Mary's MAT program! Students who wish to pursue a career involving education or working with children can certainly benefit from this minor program.

"The MAT helped me feel confident that I can handle anything that comes my way. Whether I am trying to implement new technology, or whether I am trying to evaluate the effectiveness of my instruction. The MAT has also helped me feel more capable of making a positive impact on my department and my school." - Chris Adams, MAT '12


A response to the National Council on Teacher Quality Version II



"In fact, to every young person listening tonight who's contemplating their career choice:  If you want to make a difference in the life of our nation; if you want to make a difference in the life of a child -- become a teacher.  Your country needs you."  
- President Barack Obama in State of the Union Address, January 25th, 2011