Master of Arts in Teaching - English
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is an innovative degree program designed for working K-12 teachers. With a focus on classroom research and reflection, the OWP MAT enables teachers to work together to share practical, impactful strategies that can be directly applied to the classroom and students. Created for teachers by teachers, the OWP MAT program is flexible and meaningful for teachers looking to find their professional home.
The OWP Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is for you if:
- You have a bachelor's degree from an accredited school
- You have a teaching certificate
- You have at least one year of teaching experience
The OWP Experience
What makes the OWP MAT unique?
The OWP MAT is a 32-credit hour Master of Arts in Teaching degree that is meaningful to your own teaching, flexible for your busy schedule, and affordable for your budget - everything is created by teachers and for teachers, so we know what you need and want in a Master's program.
Learn more about the MAT program requirements
How to apply:
- Email Kristin Hock, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an application appointment.
- Apply to the Miami University Graduate School (select English and Master of Arts in Teaching). PLEASE NOTE: The January application deadline does not apply to the Ohio Writing Project Master of Arts in Teaching.
- Submit the OWP/MAT application and your professional resume.
- Have your principal, department chair, curriculum director, or other school official submit the OWP/MAT recommendation document.
You may also meet with the Financial Aid office to arrange any needed assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
The GRE is not required if you are a certified teacher.
Occasionally, OWP may offer one–, two–, and three–credit– hour workshops during the school year.
You may substitute up to 6 semester hours for OWP classes. Substitutions will be made on an individual basis.
OWP Scholarships will be awarded on a limited and competitive basis for the four-week Workshop on the Teaching of Writing.
- Teaching of Writing Workshop (6 semester hours)
- OWP workshops of your choice (15 semester hours)
- Research in your own classroom (11 semester hours)
- To work with expert K-12 classroom teachers and Miami faculty
- To explore K-12 writing, reading, and teaching theory
- To participate in interactive classes grounded in classroom practice and aligned with state standards
- To learn ways to improve students’ reading and writing and develop best practice lessons
- To read, discuss, and share writing
- To receive teaching ideas to take back to your classroom
- To learn ways to energize your teaching
"The OWP MAT has meant more confidence in my classroom, more tools for my students to be successful, and more importantly, it has built a community of teachers I will always consider family."
- Christy B., high school ELA teacher and 2022 MAT graduate
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive and limited basis for the four-week Workshop on the Teaching of Writing.
To apply for a scholarship, send a one-page application (see below) to Monica Fisher, fishermv@MiamiOH.edu. The deadline is April 30, 2023.
In one page, help us understand who you are as a teacher and a learner. You may use the following questions to guide you:
- What are your strengths as a teacher? What do you believe about teaching?
- What areas of your teaching are you hoping to develop?
- How will you share your learning with other educators when you leave the workshop?
Be sure to include: name, address, phone, email address, school, district, grade level/subjects, and years of teaching experience.
You may also meet with Miami's Office of Student Financial Assistance to discuss other forms of assistance.