About the Program
The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University has been nationally and internationally recognized for our focus on improving educational opportunities for all children and youth, and supporting P-12 teachers in their efforts to develop and improve their practice What makes the difference in our programs?
The Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum (MATC) is designed for beginning and experienced teachers alike, the majority of whom are teaching full time and all of whom are deeply committed to public education and teaching P-12 students. Participation in the MATC program requires a deep, dual commitment to teachers’ learning as well as to students’ learning. Our program tailors coursework to meet our students’ individual interests while focusing on the program goals of:
- Engaging in critical inquiry
- Developing as accomplished teachers
- Becoming teacher leaders
We believe that teachers want to make a difference! Teachers in the MATC program are dedicated, dynamic professionals who not only desire to expand their knowledge and repertoires; they want to make a difference in their students’ lives and learning.
MATC students assume a variety of collaborative leadership roles and responsibilities in their schools, districts, and beyond. They are a credit to Michigan State University and the teaching profession. Their strong commitment to improving their practice and students’ opportunities to learn in meaningful ways—coupled with our interest in helping teachers learn from theory, research, practice, and each other—make the difference!
|MATC Program Coordinator||MATC Program Advisor||MATC Program Secretary|
|Dr. Janine Certo||Dr. Paul Kurf||Ms. Linda Brandau|
|620 Farm Lane||620 Farm Lane||620 Farm Lane|
|Room 309||Room 301-G||Room 347|
|Tel: 517.432.4841||Tel: 517.884.1889||Tel: 517.432.7705|