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 2012
"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