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What will I learn?

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a 39-48 credit program designed specifically for college graduates holding an appropriate liberal arts degree in Biology, Chemistry, English, Geology, History, or Mathematics who have not had a formal background in education and who wish to prepare for a teaching career in adolescence education grades 7-12.

Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will be recommended to the New York State Education Department for Initial/Professional Certification.

Program Requirements

File a “plan of study” during the first semester after matriculation.

Complete prescribed course work and other requirements within five years after matriculation.

Deficiencies in the candidate’s undergraduate preparation in the subject area or major shall be remedied by early advisement with the Secondary Education advisor.

Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, with no more than two grades below B-.

Student teaching with seminar (13 undergraduate credits).

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (39 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$18,374.00 (13,66,460) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 October 2021, 1 March 2022

Start date

23 August 2021, 24 January 2022, 29 August 2022


School of Education

SUNY New Paltz,

1 Hawk Drive,


New York,

12561, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching programs must meet the following criteria:

  • A 3.0 or better GPA in all undergraduate course work
  • A 3.0 or better GPA in an appropriate undergraduate major

Students must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL ibt: 80; IELTS: 6.5; PTE Academic: 53.

Application Deadline: For Fall semester - March 1; for Spring semester - October 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About State University of New York at New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an affordable yet high-quality university offering a diverse range of programs.

  • Affordable, high-quality university
  • Small class sizes with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Builds future professionals with lasting skills
  • Academic English pathway program available