Community

Finally, a place to hang your thinking cap.

Welcome to the Marygrove College MAT Community.

Our community is always open. It’s a place of engagement, where we learn from one another by sharing successes…and work together to meet the challenges we face in the classroom today.

We are very proud of our online graduates.

That’s why we’re so excited to showcase the knowledge, insight, and inspiration they offer. If you have lesson plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, this is the place to share them.

Here you’ll find a valuable repository of online resources for teachers of all experience levels, generated by our own graduates, instructors, mentors, and advisors. Our goal is to help teachers excel in their classrooms. After all, we’ve been training them since 1914. It’s what we do.

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We’re seeking your classroom-tested, standards-based lesson plans, classroom aids such as PowerPoint presentations or printouts, and even strategy guides for K-6 Elementary Reading & Literacy, K-5 Elementary Mathematics, 6-8 Middle Level Mathematics or K-12 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment.

We'd also love to hear about your successes and those resources you think may help others through challenges you've overcome.

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Video Transcript

Graduation 2011

As a nontraditional student, I was hesitant to take a program that involved so much work with the computer. I wasn't sure just how technical I would need to be. I looked at three online degrees before I chose Marygrove, the MAT program, and I felt very confident that this was the program that was matched to me.

Cathy Jeanette Hinkle, Master in the Art of Teaching.

Every phase of the program, in terms of the coursework, was something that I was able to apply directly (in the classroom) to my lessons as I was doing them.

Amanda Elizabeth Miller, Master in the Art of Teaching.

The Marygrove Mentors really helped me through every single assignment. They really tried to pull the best out of me. They'd offer different suggestions that I could take my classroom, and a lot of times, I would go ahead and e-mail them back and forth. It had nothing to do with the assignment and I'd say, "Oh, I tried this...", you know and, "what do you think about this?" and "This is the results." Even though, again, you're not having the face-to-face contact, but through e-mail... I really do feel like I knew them. Because, they really got to know my classroom, they got to know my students, and what my fears or my problems or anything that I would really need assistance with. They really got to know me and what I really needed, and that... I can't explain how much that helped me to become, you know, an even better teacher. 

Well, some exciting news is that I interviewed this week for a teaching position and my principal says that my degree, specifically in teaching, reading, and literacy will help me get hired. He had fourteen applicants and he said I was his number one choice because of my degree. I can't wait to get into the classroom and show him, and share with the other teachers what I have learned.