Graduate Program in Teaching

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 OWP Co-director Beth Rimer meeting with teachers
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 Students seated on a brick wall, writing in journals
 Attentive teachers taking notes at a table
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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is an innovative degree designed for working K-12 teachers. The 32-hour degree can be completed in as few as three summers and does not require a thesis.

We offer workshops on campus, off campus, and online during the summer. Teachers enrolled in the MAT program fulfill these requirements by selecting from a combination of one-, three-, and six-hour workshops and classes, including such topics as writing and responding to texts, assigning and assessing writing, handling the paper load, multicultural literature, multigenre studies, and fiction. A final teacher research project will be conducted under the direction of faculty advisors and OWP teacher mentors.


Master of Arts in Teaching is for you if:

  • You have one year of teaching experience
  • You have a Bachelors Degree from an accredited school
  • You have a teaching certificate


"The OWP was nothing short of life-changing...Many thanks"
Nick Donner, K-5 Art Teacher at Amanda ES

"Every teacher needs to experience at least one OWP workshop. It changes the way you think and how you approach literacy,"
Ashley Groeber, Cline ESp

"The experiences at OWP gave me a renewed appreciation for my peers, my profession, and my students. The MAT process tested me and gave me confidence in my teaching that I wouldn't have found any other way."
Andrea Jackson, Salem Township ES

"The Ohio Writing Project's MAT gave me the platform and support to be the teacher I've always wanted to be."
Megan Ferriell, Troy HSp

"The MAT drastically improved my teaching. My teaching is more purposeful, research-based, and effective, and I made lasting connections with other smart teachers who continue to inpsire and educate me."
Cathy Bella, Oak Hills HS