You can choose your own path through our education program.
If you’re interested in teaching at the elementary level, this means you can major in any field you like, and along the way, take the courses you need to be a strong teacher.
If you see yourself teaching in a secondary or K-12 classroom, you major in the subject area you want to teach—English; History, Political Science or Economics (future Social Studies teachers); Math; Physics, Chemistry or Biochemistry (future Chemistry teachers); Biology; French; German; Chinese; Spanish; Art; Theater; or Music.
You can apply for our fast track program and complete your bachelor’s degree, your teaching certificate and MAT degree in just 4 years with our 3+1 Path— the time most people spend just graduating from college! If your math and critical reading scores on the SAT are 1100 or above (24 for ACT), your GPA is at least 3.25, and you have some AP or college credits, this may be the path for you.
With our 4+1 Path, you graduate from St. Mary’s in 4 years and complete the MAT program as a fifth year.
If you are a transfer student with enough credits, you can complete your bachelor’s degree in 2 years and then the eleven-month MAT program with our 2+1 Path.
The MAT curriculum is designed to integrate current teaching practices with standard preparatory courses for future teachers. Courses range from topics focusing on technology and literacy, to instructional methods for specific age groups and subjects.
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The Educational Studies Minor
St. Mary’s students must minor in educational studies during their undergraduate education.
Learn more about the St. Mary’s Educational Studies Minor