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456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
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Master of Arts in Teaching in Reading and Language Arts

Most students in this Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program are classroom teachers whose daily work requires them to deal with the literacy needs of young children, adolescents or adults. Instruction in the MAT program prepares classroom teachers to work effectively and efficiently in settings where class sizes may range from five to 40 or more learners.

The MAT program allows certified teachers to add a Michigan endorsement as a classroom reading teacher (BT), a language arts teacher (BX) or a building level reading specialist (BR). Endorsement candidates must complete the coursework and pass the appropriate State of Michigan certification endorsement test before the endorsement can be issued by the State.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants to the MAT degree in reading and language arts apply for admission through Graduate Admissions. Applications are accepted at any time. Applicants are notified of their status after submitting all required documents.

The department considers only those applicants who hold baccalaureate degrees from regionally accredited institutions. While an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 is the minimum standard for admission, other factors bearing on potential academic success are given due consideration. 

Macomb County
Macomb University Center
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI  
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Oakland County
Oakland University - Main Campus
Pawley Hall
Rochester, MI  48309
How to Apply

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all of the following university and program application documents by the published application deadlines.

Download an Application PacketRead through the application packet carefully and submit all other required application paperwork to the designated areas. 

Complete the free online graduate application by clicking on the button below:

Application Type: Grad – Masters
Planned Course of Study: MAT in Reading and Language Arts

If you have any other questions, please contact:

Kelly Quintana, Asst. Program Coordinator        
(248) 370-3997 phone   |   (248) 370-4961 fax