Chatham University

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Chatham was developed on the premise that successful teachers need a strong liberal arts education, in-depth knowledge of a chosen discipline, and mastery of current educational theory, practice, and technology.

The MAT program is designed for students planning teaching careers in PreK–4, Middle Level (Grades 4-8), K–12 Art Education, and Secondary education. Areas of study in Secondary education include biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, social studies, and physics.

Applicants’ transcripts will be reviewed to determine whether students have completed the academic requirements specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the standards for the desired certification area. Undergraduate requirements for certification in a given area can be completed before a student begins the MAT program or can be completed at Chatham along with the MAT curriculum.

Students who complete their MAT at Chatham, and who are interested in earning the Med in Special Education may apply 9 credits from their MAT to the MEd.

Student tuition & teaching opportunity

Pittsburgh Urban Teaching Corps

Chatham University's MAT program has teamed up with Propel Schools for the Pittsburgh Urban Teaching Corps program to offer a no out-of-pocket tuition cost MAT from Chatham for students who are:

  • driven to teach in an urban environment
  • committed to social justice in education
  • determined to make a difference in the lives of students

Learn more about the Pittsburgh Urban Teaching Corps opportunity »

Learn more about other Federal Funding Programs for Teachers »


LaVaughn Wesley, MAT '16

A Class of His Own

LaVaughn Wesley, MAT '16, is making a difference through Chatham University and Propel Schools. Read more on Chatham Views »

  • Teaching (MAT) brochure
A Class of His Own: LaVaughn Wesley, MAT '16

Graduate Assistantship