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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 23, 2024
 
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Mathematics Education, MAT


The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Mathematics Education offers students a rigorous course of instruction in teaching Mathematics in grades 7-12, combining methodological course work and practical experience in a full-year internship in a publicschool classroom. Capstone courses that support learning from teaching culminate in a reflective teaching portfolio and project.

  • requires Teaching Interns to take and pass the Content Knowledge test (Praxis II) during the first semester of their program in order to obtain their Intern Certificate
  • satisfies the requirements for a Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate (pending passing scores on the national PRAXIS II Exam, successful completion of the PA Statewide Evaluation Form for Student Professional Knowledge and Practice (PDE 430), and satisfactory performance in courses and in the internship)
  • is completed in three terms (fall, spring, summer 1 session) beginning in late August of the admission year and concluding in mid-June of the following year
  • consists of 36 credits of graduate course work combined with an internship in a local school district from August through June


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