Union College students may begin the combined degree program after their senior year if they have met the four program prerequisites (listed below). The full-time program is completed in one calendar year beginning the summer immediately following graduation from Union College.
The prerequisites include:
- A course in Educational Psychology or its equivalent
- One year of a college-level foreign language or its equivalent
- Two weeks of structured field experiences and the journals associated with them (one in a high-needs school)
- A minimum of 30 units in the field of certification.
Union College students with a GPA above 3.25 may use two of their upper division undergraduate courses toward both their undergraduate degree and toward the MAT graduate degree.
The typical MAT schedule is as follows: