Master of Arts in Teaching

Mastering the art of teaching

Develop the expertise and experience to inspire the next generation while advancing your career in an in-demand field. Graduates of Rollins’ Master of Arts in Teaching program are prepared to implement cutting-edge technology, research-based instructional strategies, and equity and inclusion best practices in their classrooms.

The MAT program offers two tracks—elementary and secondary education—with fieldwork options in our backyard and around the globe. Our elementary education track for grades K-6 is a state-approved program that prepares you to earn your Florida Professional Teaching Certificate with both ESOL and Reading endorsements. Rollins’ secondary education track provides the necessary coursework for a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate to teach at the middle- or high-school level.

Why Rollins?

  1. Top-Ranked Reputation

    Rollins’ ranking as the No. 1 regional university in the South underscores the high-quality experience you can expect on our Winter Park campus and the prestigious weight a Rollins degree carries not only in Orlando but throughout Florida and across the country.

  2. Proven Results

    In the past decade, 100 percent of Rollins’ MAT graduates have secured teaching positions.

  3. Personalized Learning Environment

    With an average class size of just 14, our in-person learning environment is designed to maximize engagement and support, and thanks to our 10:1 student-faculty ratio, our expert professors have the freedom to focus on you.

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Elite Alignment

Rollins’ Master of Arts in Teaching program is approved by the Department of Education of the State of Florida.

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Justin Yount ’14MAT

“The Rollins MAT program is exceptionally well designed and prepared me to be an instructional leader from day one. This program set the bar high, diminished the learning curve, and has distinguished me from my peers in advanced education. I highly recommend this program to all future educational leaders.”

Justin Yount ’14MAT


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Pathways to Teaching

Explore the Rollins Pathways to Teaching program—a partnership between Rollins College and Orange County Public Schools—allowing you to complete a bachelor of arts in elementary education and become a certified teacher while continuing to work as a paraprofessional.

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Guided By Expert Faculty

With diverse backgrounds and connections, our faculty are devoted educators who leverage intimacy and caring to shape students into effective teachers. They include nationally recognized professors who serve on governing boards of professional journals and national and state associations.

Master of Teaching

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Connect with Faculty

  • Wendy Brandon

    Wendy Brandon, EdD

    Associate Professor of Education

    Areas of focus: Sociology of education, gendered citizenship and education, feminist research methodologies, and qualitative inquiry in education

  • Angela Griner

    Angela Griner, EdD

    Visiting Professor of Education and Director of Pathways to Teaching Program

    Areas of focus: Culturally responsive and inclusive literacy practices, classroom management, and supervision for student teachers

  • Jenn Manak

    Jenn Manak, PhD

    Professor of Education, Reading Coordinator

    Areas of focus: Inclusive literacy, responsive pedagogy, and education in Latin America

  • H. James McLaughlin

    H. James McLaughlin, PhD

    Professor and Richard James Mertz Chair of Education

    Areas of focus: Curriculum development and analysis, social foundations of education, and global perspectives of education

  • Jie Yu

    Jie Yu, PhD

    Associate Professor of Education

    Areas of focus: Curriculum theory, multicultural education, elementary math methods, and student teaching