Empire State College's Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program provides opportunities for adults to enter the classroom within one year, then provides extensive support for two additional years while they gain teaching experience and complete their master's degrees. The M.A.T. program leads to New York State Transitional B certification and then initial teacher certification. After one additional year of teaching, students are eligible for professional certification.
This program has some special advantages for adult learners, compared to other alternative programs:
Admission is selective. Application forms are available online. More information on admission requirements and program design is available at the program's website.