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Drew University — Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies
Degrees Awarded:
Teaching (MAT)
Admissions Deadlines:

Applications to the M.A.T. are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority date of February 1st. After February 1st, applications will be considered on a space available basis.

Admissions Cycle:

Rolling Admission

Program Start:
Program Founded:
August, 2008


Each Fellow will receive a 40% tuition scholarship.


Drew's Master of Arts in Teaching program (M.A.T.) is designed to train future secondary teachers to prepare students to live and work in the global age. Its focus is to impart to students a global perspective. The program builds upon the Peace Corps experience by providing returned volunteers with additional tools through coursework that stresses the development of 21st century skills; sophisticated critical thinking and analytical skills, the transferability of knowledge to real life situations, a deeper understanding of other cultures, and an awareness of the global nature of the social problems they must face in the future. Fellows will intern in Orange, a high needs urban school district. The M.A.T. degree provides initial teacher preparation at the master's degree level that leads to certification to qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major or the equivalent in grades 6-12 in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Social Studies or Spanish. The program is designed for college graduates whose undergraduate degrees did not include professional education preparation.


Submit a completed application for graduate study, all supporting documents (official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and your completed description of service (DOS). In addition, applicants may submit either a researched analytical paper in their specialty discipline from their undergraduate career, or a paper focusing on their experience in the field with the Peace Corps. Either way the paper must demonstrate the applicant's ability to formulate a thesis and to prove this thesis evidentially. A downloadable application is available on Drew's website.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Joann Jacullo Noto
Director, M.A.T. Program

Caspersen School of Graduate Studies
Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Madison, New Jersey 07940
(973) 408-3345

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