The UMass Dartmouth Master’s of Art in Teaching (MAT) program is currently recruiting Fall River teachers for the fall and spring semesters. The deadline for fall enrollment is September 4 and spring enrollment is January 18.
The innovative program is designed to focus on the skills needed to excel in urban settings. The program is based on the innovative research by the university’s nationally recognized research faculty and merged with the real-life teaching experiences of the students.
The program operates in a cohort model that provides a self-sustained support system for the students and builds a network for future professional development. The university is planning to expand the program, which currently has 14 Fall River teachers enrolled, to other SouthCoast communities.
Classes are taught at the university’s main campus in Dartmouth and in Fall River to accommodate the teachers’ busy schedules. Many teachers receive financial assistance from TEACH grants, which are part of a federal program to promote teacher education.