Ongoing MAT Drop-In Sessions

Ongoing MAT Drop-In Sessions

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, please stop by the School of Education, located on the 3rd floor of Howarth Hall, to speak with one of our faculty during drop-in hours. We look forward to meeting you.

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Events & Announcements


Special Student Issue of the Race and Pedagogy Journal

A Special Student Issue of the Race and Pedagogy Journal Engaging Teaching Dilemmas to Foster Culturally Responsive and Antiracist Teaching Practice features the master's work of seven MAT '19 alumni: Julianne Bonnell, Erica Gott, Erika Horwege, Sheri-Ann Nishiyama, Hayley Rathburn, Dylan Richmond, and Robbie Wood. They share reflections that represent how race and racism are visible, silenced, and/or dismissed in classrooms and schools. Also included in this issue are reflections from teacher educators and community partners who contribute their voices to the journal in response to their engagement with MAT candidates' projects.

Professional Development Seminar on Collaborative Learning

December 12, 2019 
Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

Professor Terry Beck, the 2018 recipient of the President's Excellence in Teaching Award will facilitate a session on collaborative learning. Students who learn collaboratively tend to do better in classes, develop better relationships with peers, become more socially skilled, and commit themselves to completing college. However, such expectations can sometimes seem at odds with students’ experiences. If the promise of collaborative learning is to be realized, instructors must do more than put students in a group and ask them to do a project. Successful groups often require clear expectations and explicit support.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Master of Arts in Teaching Poster Presentations

August 9, 2019
Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall
Morning Session: 10:30-12:00
Afternoon Session: 1:00-2:30

Join the 2019 MAT candidates for interactive conversations as they present present the dilemmas they encountered while student teaching. Hear about culturally responsive teaching practices and practices for unlearning racism from grades K-12 and in subjects including math, social studies, science, english language arts, and music. 

Student Award: Collins Choice Award

Tanner Abernathy (MAT 2019) was awarded the Collins Choice Award in the 2019 Book Collecting Contest. The award is sponsored by the Book Club of Washington, a nonprofit organization of book lovers and collectors who have a special interest in collecting and preserving printed materials. 

Student Award: Knowles Teaching Fellowship

Julianne Bonnell (MAT 2019) was selected as a Knowles Teaching Fellow. The Fellows Program provides professional development focused on practitioner inquiry and community-building to early-career high school science and math teachers during their first five years of teaching.

Special Student Issue of the Race and Pedagogy Journal

A Special Student Issue of the Race and Pedagogy Journal Undoing Miseducation: Centering Race and Unlearning Racism in Teacher Education features the master’s work of twelve MAT ‘18 alumni: Ryan Baker, Rebecca Bathrick, Ninoshka Chavez, Austin Docter, Holly Keehn, Colin Kelly, Madeline McVay, Beth O’Reilly, Spencer Rake-Marona, Robin Rosenberg, Jordan Ross, Cameron Stedman. They share reflections that represent how race and racism are visible, silenced, and/or dismissed in classrooms and schools.

Unlearning Racism: Professional Resources

This collection of print and non-print resources  was compiled by teachers, community members, and faculty who collaboratively developed the PreK-12 Teachers and Students Unlearning Racism strand as a part of the Race & Pedagogy 2018 National Conference. The collection is a starting place for continued exploration about centering race and unlearning racism. 

Faculty Award: Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Terry Beck who received the President's Excellence in Teaching Award. Recipients are selected for their genuine passion for teaching, an ability to inspire students to learn, a capacity to set high expectations and challenge students to meet them, a respect for students as individuals, an enduring intellectual curiosity, and the capacity for growth, change, and vitality in the classroom and beyond.


Faculty Publication: Social Studies in Elementary Education

Congratulations to Professor Terry Beck for the publication of the 15th edition of the book Social Studies in Elementary Education.


Grant Award

MAT program faculty worked in partnership with the department of African American Studies and the Race and Pedagogy Institute to write a successful grant proposal for the Professional Educator Standards Board Pilot to Policy: Advancing Systemic Equity Grant. The focus of the grant is to reorient MAT coursework to intentionally address racial equity.


Faculty Publication: Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop: Developing Engaged Writers, Grades 4-6

Congratulations to Professor Fred Hamel for the publication of his book Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop. Recently, he discussed his new book on National Writing Project Radio, which airs on the teacher–oriented group's website.