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Master of Arts in Teaching Duke University

Do I need to have a teaching license, or education coursework, before applying to the MAT Program?
No. MAT assumes no prior course work in education and does not accept applications from previously licensed teachers.

I want to teach at the elementary and middle school level. Does Duke offer a program for me?
No. The only graduate teacher preparation program that Duke offers is the MAT, which prepares students for careers as secondary school teachers.

What entrance tests are required?
The GRE general test is required for admission.

How does Duke's MAT program differ from other teacher preparation programs?
Duke's MAT puts more emphasis on advanced study in the teaching field and supervised experience teaching, and less emphasis on the study of education than most other teacher preparation programs.

How large is the program?
Average class size is fifteen.

Do I need to take the subject area of the Graduate Record Exam?
No, just the general test is required for admission.

Can I study part time?
No. We do not offer a part time option.

How long does it take to complete the program?
The program is typically completed in one year - students who begin the program in July usually complete the program the following June.

How do I apply for financial aid?
Indicate on the application that you are interested in being considered for financial support.  Complete the Free Financial Aid Form prior to May 1.

How do I apply for the Durham Teaching Fellowship?
Indicate on the application that you want to be considered for this special award. Fill out a MAT Financial Aid Application Form and forward it directly to the MAT office. MAT Financial Aid Application

FOR MORE INFORMATION

MAT Director:  Alan B. Teasley, Ph.D.

MAT Staff Assistant:  Felisha N. Small

Phone (919) 684-4353

Fax (919) 684-4483
address e-mail to:MAT-Program@duke.edu

Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Duke University

01 West Duke Bldg.
Box 90093
Durham, NC 27708

U.S. Department of Education Title II Report for Duke University is available on request.

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