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

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.


Race and Pedagogy National Conference

September 27-29, 2018

Join us, September 27 - 29, 2018 for the Race and Pedagogy National Conference to explore the theme Radically Re-Imagining the Project of Justice: Narratives of Rupture, Resilience, and Liberation. Learn more by reading the call for proposals.

Master of Arts in Teaching Poster Presentations

August 3, 2018

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

Join the 2018 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.

Panel Discussion

People Like Me: The Importance of Queer and People of Color in the Fields of Education and Counseling
Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Trimble Forum

How powerful would it have been to see yourself in your teachers and counselors? Are you considering a career in counseling or teaching, but have some questions on how to navigate these fields a person of color and/or queer individual? Join us for panel & discussion with self-identified queer and people of color alumni from the University of Puget Sound's Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and Master of Education in Counseling (M.Ed) programs. 

Katylin Fielding (’16, M.A.T ’17), Teacher Hudtloff Middle School
Kawika Huston (’10, M.Ed.’19), M.Ed. Candidate, Intern, CHWS
CJ Martin (MAT ’13), Teacher, Stafford Elementary
Missy Porter (’92, M.Ed. ’97), Guidance Counselor, Washington Elementary School

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 Award: Kappa Alpha Theta Outstanding Faculty Award

Congratulations to Dean and Professor Amy Ryken who received the Kappa Alpha Theta Outstanding Faculty Award.   She was nominated by the Puget Sound Delta Iota Chapter. Chapters were asked to select one nominee based on his or her passion to inspire students and actions that connect to Theta aspirations: intellectual curiosity, leadership potential, commitment to service, and personal excellence. 

Education Panel and Reception

Reimagining Our World and Worldviews: Race, Education, and Justice
Friday, October 6, 4:30-6:00p.m.
Trimble Forum

Join African American Studies, the Race and Pedagogy Institute, Access Programs, and the School of Education for a conversation about how Puget Sound works to connect to K-12 schools to confront issues of race and inequity in education and to engage the work of transformation in education. Panelists will share reflections engaging the questions: What are our dreams for public education? What processes do we engage in search of our goals? What key challenges are we facing?

Washington Birth Certificates Might Get Gender X Option

Current MAT music student, Timmie Flock, was featured in a recent Tacoma News Tribune article about Washington state exploring non-binary designations on birth certificates. Timmie was one of four people interviewed, who spoke about living transgender, queer, non-binary.

Career Conversations: Education

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:00-7:30p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda

Join Puget Sound alumni, including MAT and MEd alumni, for a panel discussion and reception.

How Musical do Primary Generalist Student Teachers Consider Themselves?

September 19, 2017, 12:20-1:00 p.m., Music 110

Guest Professor Dr. Gabriele Schellberg from the Universitat Passau, Germany will visit Puget Sound as a part of the University of Passau Faculty Exchange Program. She will discuss how student teachers can support the musical development of children and adolescents.

Faculty Award: Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Clinical Instructor Mary Boer who received a Tom A. Davis Teaching Award for excellence in teaching. In 2003 the dean's teaching awards were named to honor Thomas A. Davis, who served as dean of the university from 1973 to 1994.

Tacoma Public Schools Whole Educator Academy

August 16-17, 2017, Mt. Tahoma High School

MAT faculty and alum Nicole Lam (MAT 2016), a teacher at Lister Elementary School, will facilitate the session “What Does Race Mean in My Classroom?”. During the session participants will consider when and how educators should be ‘colorblind’ and when and how we should be ‘race conscious.’ Participants will critically examine 4th grade students’ writing about race and will analyze and re-envision instructional practices.

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.