About the Program
Drew offers an innovative approach to teacher education that will allow you to earn your bachelor’s degree and Master of Arts in Teaching in just five years through our 5 year (4+1) Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree program. This will give you an edge because teachers who hold a master’s degree have greater job opportunities, receive higher salaries and have more opportunity for advancement.
Our program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree and focus on developing a well-rounded liberal arts foundation while focusing on your subject area. Then you enter our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), this 39 credit program allows you to become certified to teach at the middle or secondary school level in biology, chemistry, English, French, Italian, math, physics, Spanish, social studies, or theater arts. As part of the MAT program you will immerse yourself in course work and also participate in various fieldwork experiences.
So in the time it might take you to earn a bachelor’s and become certified to teach at another school you can be getting ahead of the game and give yourself a career advantage.
Inquiries regarding the M.A.T. program should be made to the Office of Graduate Admissions for the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies by calling 973-408-3110 or via the website.