About the Program
Set yourself up for a meaningful and successful teaching career through an active learning environment that includes discussions, group activities, presentations, and projects. Through our Funds of Knowledge and Travel Seminar program, students enhance their teaching ability and knowledge of cultural importance by experiencing Latin America's history and literature firsthand. Recent destinations have included Mexico, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.
What You'll Learn
- Gain teaching strategies from practitioners who intimately know the classroom environment.
- Emerge equipped with the skills and knowledge to have a profound impact on our community's future through our children.
Plan of Study
You may pursue a plan of study in accordance with your educational goals. Program requirements and course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Graduates can obtain 1 of 3 licenses: elementary education, secondary education, or special education. An additional offering unique to the MAT program is the opportunity to earn dual licensure in general and special education or a TESOL endorsement.
Licensing and endorsement requirements vary by state. Utah students must apply with the Utah State Board of Education.
Master of Arts in Teaching to Master of Education Opportunity
Students who complete Westminster's Master of Arts in Teaching program can complete the Master of Education program through a streamlined process to earn a second master's degree. Ten of your Master of Arts in Teaching program credits will count towards the requirements of the Master of Education program. Completing the Master of Arts in Teaching to Master of Education opportunity allows you to deepen your expertise as a teacher by following the TESOL endorsement, Special Education license or endorsement, or Trauma, Resilience, Restorative Justice emphasis within the MEd program.