JWU to offer Masters Degree in Teaching

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Johnson & Wales University will offer a Master of Arts in Teaching at its Providence Campus as part of its Teacher Education program this fall.

The M.A.T., along with the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning degree, has been made available to meet student demand for advanced degrees in education.

The program offers unique dual certification concentrations in elementary education and elementary special education, and business education and secondary special education, as well as a certification concentration in culinary arts education.

Johnson & Wales is the only higher education institution in Rhode Island to offer the business and culinary certification programs.

“The Johnson & Wales M.A.T. is a perfect fit for working career-changers, as the coursework is completed in a year-round evening schedule until the full-time student-teaching internships at the end of the program,” said Director of Teacher Education program Karen Swoboda, Ed.D.,. “The addition of special education also makes our graduates more marketable.”

The M.A.T. program is recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Education as an Approved Educator Preparation Program.

In addition to the M.A.T., JWU offers an education doctorate in Educational Leadership to provide educators in the elementary, secondary and higher education areas the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in educational leadership.

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