Master the Craft of Classical Teaching.
The Templeton Honors College Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) offers a distinctively classical approach to training teachers, which takes formation in virtue as the central task of education. To this end, the program charts a course between the exclusive focus of most education programs on method and technique and the exclusive focus of most liberal arts programs on content alone. Through study of the Great Books in Socratic seminars, students will approach foundational questions about education by integrating considerations of history, philosophy, and pedagogy. This approach encourages teachers to explore timeless questions and develop the practical arts of teaching in the light of both the great teachers and great books of Western Civilization, with the ultimate goal of forming virtuous students and teachers.
This is Classical Education for Contemporary Teachers.
- 30 credit hour program, possible to complete in 16 months
- Best practices of modern classical education
- Small seminars with teachers, scholars, and leaders from around the nation
- Comprehensive integration of philosophy, history, and pedagogy
- Rigorous discussion, deep inquiry, and personal reflection emphasized over quantity of content
- Education centered on personal formation in community during summer residencies in suburban Philadelphia
- Online and on-site courses tailored for working teachers
- Mentoring by Templeton Honors College professors and experienced teachers in your subject area
- Guided field trips to Philadelphia institutions of art, science, history, music, and theater
- Ideal location two-hours from New York City and Washington, D.C.
The MAT requires 30 credit hours, which can be completed in as little as 16 months. Students can now take up to four courses (as "continuing education") without enrolling in the full program.