At A Glance

Graduation photo of Cohort Three students and senior faculty from the Masters of Arts in Teaching Program

The MAT program seeks to enroll approximately 24 students per year.

We have a 94% graduation rate.

Graduates from the MAT program have a 100% success rate in receiving their state certification. All MAT graduates are recommended for an Initial Certification in teaching Earth Science Grades 7 – 12 in New York State.

To-date, we have had 124 graduates of the MAT program. Of our alumni actively seeking employment, 100% received an offer of employment upon graduation.

Our graduates are teaching across New York state and the nation. Approximately half are working in high-need schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx, districts which serve some of the most economically disadvantaged students in New York City. Program graduates go on to positions of leadership within their schools (Science Chairs, Science Coordinators) and participate in prestigious professional development programs for educators such as Math for America and the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnerships (TLQP) Program.

Program Demographics 2012 - 2020

Of the 132 students who joined our program from 2012 - 2020:

MAT Program Chart of matriculated students, 60% have been women and 40% have been men
Of matriculated students, 60% have been women and 40% have been men.
MAT program demographics chart
We have had 39 students who identify as a race other than white, including African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and students who reported as two or more races.

Many of our students and alumni come from diverse educational and professional backgrounds including recent graduates, advanced degree holders, career changers, and veterans. Approximately half of our students have come from New York state.

Note: we only accept students who are US citizens or legal residents.

Program Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is Nationally Recognized by the National Science Teachers Association.