Eligibility for Admission
The MAT program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges combines with the work students complete during their undergraduate years in the Colleges’ Teacher Education Program to convey all of the credits and experiences needed for teaching certification in New York State.
The MAT program is open on a competitive basis only to students who are enrolled in one of the eligible teacher certification programs at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Eligible certification programs include Childhood Education (grades 1-6); dual Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities (grades 1-6) ; and Adolescent Education (grades 7-12 in the subject areas of biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French, Latin, mathematics, physics, social studies, or Spanish). The MAT program has not yet been expanded to include the three newer certification programs: Art, Music, and TESOL.