Arts in Teaching (MAT) B-2 or 1-6
These 36-credit programs are designed for
students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than education who are
interested in entering the teaching profession. The program stresses reflective
teaching and the proactive role of the teacher in enhancing educational
quality. The MAT B-2 and 1-6 program offer students the opportunity to earn NYS
initial certification. The programs give students progressive experience with
pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment, with principles of field practice
integrated into the coursework at each level. [M2] Students are
required to take student teaching, with two placements as mandated by New York
State. With faculty guidance, each student compiles a digital teaching
portfolio that documents the development of reflective practice and
self-assessment, and highlights the connections between course and field
experiences within the program.
Courses are sequenced so that students begin in
the Fall semester. Student teaching takes place during the second Fall semester
for full-time students, and during the third Fall semester for part-time
students. Student teaching placements are made by the EECE department in NYC
DOE Queens schools and approved early childhood community-based programs.
Full-time students complete the MAT at the end of the following Fall semester.
One additional full-time semester provides the possibility of obtaining an
extension certification in either B-2, 1-6, or Bilingual education.
MAT Early Childhood Education (Birth – grade 2)
MAT Childhood Education (grades 1-6) Course