Master of Arts in Teaching


The Master of Arts in Teaching—with concentrations in math, science and teaching Chinese language and culture—is designed to develop the knowledge and skill of reflective practitioners for a variety of disciplines in a variety of educational settings.

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Math and Science
Due to university restructuring, we will be revising the Master of Arts in teaching program (math & science) in its current form to accommodate a broader array of content areas. While this is exciting news, we unfortunately will be postponing admission to the MAT 2018 cohort. At this time, our goal is to open for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Chinese as a Second Language
This cohorted program focuses on teaching Chinese as a Second Language. Candidates will earn a Michigan K-12 certificate in teaching Chinese language and culture. The program, which lasts for 20 months, includes four field experiences, culminating with a 15-week internship in a school setting.

The students accepted into the Chinese program must possess a prior degree in International Chinese Education (or equivalent) from a Chinese university. The cohort size is limited to 20 candidates. The next cohort will start in September 2017. Each student will receive $2,000 scholarship if admitted in this program. Applications for the 2017 cohort will be accepted until May 30, 2017.


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Applicants are asked to include some program-specific information, with a summary for these requirements found below:

Applicants are encouraged to bookmark this information for quick reference while working through the graduate application process.

 Application assistance may be obtained by contacting Tammie Klinger.


  • Math and Science: Amy Bentz, program coordinator
  • Chinese as a Second Language: Moi Mooi Lew, program coordinator


Math and Science - Courses from the Graduate catalog
Chinese as a Second Language- Courses from the Graduate catalog