The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Coe is designed for teachers, to help them explore innovative strategies for learning and to expand their expertise in the subject areas they teach. This program is a new kind of graduate study, a unique collaboration between area school districts and an excellent liberal arts college.
The MAT program at Coe was developed jointly by teachers, administrators, and teacher educators who shared their ideas and produced a program that draws on the visions and expertise of each group.
Courses are taught at times convenient for teachers—summer, evenings, and late afternoons. To complete the master's degree, a common pattern is for teachers to take courses part time for three summers and two school years. Teachers from all school districts in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas are welcome.
The Coe MAT program is based on the idea that educational reform depends on students and teachers changing together. It is built around seven guiding principles that are consistent with the most recent research and theory in education:
Inquiries regarding the Coe College Master of Arts in Teaching program should be directed either to the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Christy Wolfe (319) 399-8263 or to the Chair of the Teacher Education Department, Dr. Roger P. Johanson (319) 399-8510.