Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The primary purpose of the MAT is to prepare teachers who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to build strong curriculum, pedagogy, assessments, and the relationships that bring about significant changes to improve schools, support learners and their development, and positively impact student achievement.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • After the first year of the MAT, apply for initial teacher licensure with the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, which concurrently leads to Highly Qualified Status upon gaining employment.
  • After the second year of the MAT, will be able to engage in action research, a critical and reflective analysis that enables teachers to integrate and apply a variety of research-based methods in their classrooms.