Master of Arts in Teaching

Application Deadline October 1st

Applicants for the 2015-2016 MAT Year

The essay prompt / requirement is changing. Please do not complete any essay based on the prompt in the current PDF application. If you are a current SMCM student, there will be a meeting early in the Fall semester to discuss the application process.

For more information, contact the Department of Educational Studies MAT at 240-895-2018 or


Educational Studies News & Events

2015 MAT Graduation

  • Saturday, June 6, 2014
  • 11:00 am 
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Interns abroad, publications, presentations, innovations, collaborations...
Educational Studies Blog

Teacher Academy of Maryland

The Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) is a Career and Technology Education (CTE) program of study that seeks to address the persistent teacher shortage challenge by creating a pipeline of teacher candidates from grades 6-12. Middle and high school students who are interested in careers in education enter the pipeline via the Future Educators Association (FEA) and maintain active membership in the FEA throughout their high school experiences.

High school students start the TAM program of study in tenth grade and complete a four-course sequence that ends in twelfth grade. The courses in the TAM program of study are: Human Growth and Development through Adolescence, Teaching as a Profession, Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction, and the Education Academy Internship. The four TAM courses give students early exposure to the teaching profession. TAM students also have the potential to earn three college credits while still in high school provided they attend a higher education institution that awards such credits.

For more information about how TAM credits can transfer to SMCM, please contact Dr. Katy Arnett.

St. Mary's College of Maryland TAM Verification Form

Teacher Academy of Maryland