A degree from University of Puget Sound prepares you to go directly into the classroom or to contribute to the field of education as a leader in ana variety of ways.
Puget Sound M.A.T. graduates are certified in the spring, giving student an advantage in early consideration for fall job placements. Our students also benefit from major connections with hundreds of schools; the Puget Sound program is widely known, with strong interest in hiring our graduates. Your teaching certificate is valid in 48 states and all U.S. territories; in fact, our graduates teach in international schools around the world.
As you seek a position that aligns with your goals as an educator, we invite you to explore the links at left to learn more about opportunities for recipients of the M.A.T. and M.Ed. degrees
First Grade Teacher, Chestnut Hill Academy
One thing I have done here that I am extremely proud of is bringing the Daily 5 program into my classroom. This is a reading workshop model that was done in my student teaching classroom. I can see the difference and incredible improvement that students have made, particularly in reading, and it's just amazing. The principal has noticed as well, and at my three-month evaluation she asked me if I'd be willing to head a professional development session with the teachers about the Daily 5 program! I couldn't believe she'd want me, a first year teacher, to head up a professional development session.
I always knew the MAT program was great, but now that I am in the workforce I can truly see how outstanding the program is.