master of arts in teaching

Symposium of Artists and Scholars highlights student research, creative endeavors

McKenzie Givens '19 delivers her presentation,

At Randolph’s 2019 Symposium of Artists and Scholars Friday afternoon, students presented the results of various research and creative projects on topics ranging from teaching strategies to rainwater harvesting to mobile app development. In its 11th year, the Symposium brings together students of all academic disciplines to share research results and highlight some of the... READ MORE >>

Randolph M.A.T. students honored as Teachers of Promise

(From left) Brian Anderson, Meagan Swithers, Skylar Pippin, Meghan Moran, and Erika Edwards

Five students in Randolph College’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program were named Teachers of Promise by the Teachers of Promise Foundation during the 2019 Teachers of Promise Institute held in Midlothian, Virginia, on March 29-30. The honorees were Brian Anderson, Meagan Swithers, Skylar Pippin, Meghan Moran, and Erika Edwards. Each student is a candidate for May 2019... READ MORE >>

Randolph chapter of SVEA receives Highest Membership Increase Award

Ke’Asia Carter ’19 M.A.T. (right) accepts the Highest Membership Increase award from SVEA President Catie Travassos.

Randolph College’s chapter of the Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA) has been recognized for more than tripling its membership in the past year, receiving the Highest Membership Increase Award for 2018-19. Ke’Asia Carter ’19 M.A.T., marketing officer for Randolph’s chapter, accepted the award at the recent SVEA 2019 Convention in Richmond. Randolph’s chapter of the... READ MORE >>

Top Teacher: Michaela Phillips ’17, ’19 M.A.T. receives ATE-VA award for research on learning strategies

Michaela Phillips teaching science at the Empowerment Academy.

On Thursday, Michaela Phillips ’17, ’19 M.A.T. earned the 2019 Teacher Candidate Research Award from the Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia (ATE-VA) for her project, “Alternative High School Classroom: Hands-On Learning.” In addition to her enrollment in Randolph’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program, Phillips is a science teacher at the Empowerment Academy... READ MORE >>

Samie Maggard McRorie ’14, ’15 M.A.T. honored as a Top Teacher in Lynchburg Living

Samie Maggard McRorie

Lynchburg Living has named Samie Maggard McRorie ’14, ’15 M.A.T. one of its Top Teachers for 2018-19. McRorie is a history teacher at Liberty High School in Bedford, Va. In the special issue of Lynchburg Living, McRorie credited her own teachers for inspiring her career. “My experiences as a student helped shape the person I... READ MORE >>

Meet the Class of 2018: Where are they now?

Aubrey Fane

On Sunday, about 160 graduates will receive their diplomas from Randolph College at the 2018 Commencement ceremony. Here’s what some of them will be doing next: Jessy Spencer ’18 Environmental Science major Hired by Virginia Department of Forestry “I was hired as a Forest Inventory & Analysis Field Technician with the Virginia Department of Forestry.... READ MORE >>

Randolph M.A.T. candidates honored as Teachers of Promise

(From left) Sarah Grissom, Jennifer Sanborn, Molly Williams, Evie Rigby Goodson, and Ryan McDonald

Several students in Randolph College’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program were named Teachers of Promise by the Teachers of Promise Foundation during a gala at Virginia Commonwealth University on Friday, March 2. The honorees were Ryan McDonald, Evie Rigby Goodson, Sarah Grissom, Jennifer Sanborn, and Molly Williams. Each student is a candidate for... READ MORE >>

Aim High

Emilee Dunton '14, '15 M.A.T. rallies her players during practice.

Alumna shares life lessons on the basketball court Emilee Dunton ’14, ’15 M.A.T. grew up tagging along with her father while he coached Liberty University’s men’s basketball team, leading them to a Big South championship and NCAA berth. The countless hours watching—and playing basketball—with her dad paid off. Eventually, Dunton left her job as water... READ MORE >>

Randolph College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program recognized for national excellence

2017 Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) graduates

Randolph College is one of 16 schools from 10 states and the District of Columbia earning national accreditation for its educator preparation programs this year. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently announced the decision. “These institutions meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed... READ MORE >>

Studying Mars brings life to Randolph MAT graduate’s science class at Forest Middle School

L-R: Keaton Ellis, James Dodson, Olivia Moore, and teacher Caitlin Unterman practice flying and landing a drone during coursework on a mock mission to Mars in Ms. Unterman's 8th grade science class on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Forest, Va. The students are planning a simulated mission to Mars and are even getting help from NASA scientists. (Photo by Jay Westcott/The News & Advance)

By Rachael Smith Reprinted from The News & Advance with permission (Caitlin Unterman ’12, earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Randolph College in 2013) The knowledge of Mars for most eighth-graders is it’s a red planet with dirt on it. This is not the case for the eighth-grade students at Forest Middle... READ MORE >>