Master of Arts for Teachers

Why study the
M.A.T. at Rutgers?

Rutgers’ Master of Arts for Teachers programs are designed for those who are currently teaching or intend to teach at the K-12 level. Our programs emphasize language, literature, and culture, allowing current and prospective teachers invaluable insight into the languages they teach. Essential to the programs is the development of a teaching portfolio, in which students are guided by a selected committee. Studying the M.A.T. at Rutgers benefits teachers by enhancing their knowledge base in their area of expertise, allowing them to establish strong curriculums and act as leading educators in their work environment. This degree can also help teachers to jump-start their careers and potentially lead to higher earnings. Our programs (listed below) are generally completed in two to three academic cycles, including summer sessions.