Master of Arts in Teaching

Students at Union College can become certified to teach at the secondary school level through a five year program in cooperation with Clarkson University (Capital Region Campus). Students can be certified to teach grades 7-12 in the following academic areas:

  • English
  • languages
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Latin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • mathematics
  • science
    • biology
    • chemistry
    • earth science
    • physics
    • general science
  • social studies
  • technology

Program and faculty advisers will meet with students throughout their program to plan how to best meet these criteria through a variety of courses and experiences. Upon successful completion of the M.A.T. program and verification of meeting the criteria for certification, students will be recommended by Clarkson University for New York State certification (many other states have reciprocity agreements with New York).