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M.A.T. Candidate Handbook Cohort 2024: Welcome

Johnson & Wales University School of Education

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Welcome to the Johnson & Wales Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program.  We are dedicated to providing a rigorous, engaging, and best-practice-based teacher preparation program designed to support each student in becoming a highly skilled, student-focused educator.  Our cohort-based program provides opportunities to grow and learn alongside a diverse group of passionate individuals, and our personalized advisement and practitioner faculty ensure opportunities to thrive, both in the university classroom as well as K-12 classrooms or, for our culinary/baking students, university classroom and labs.  Our program staff and faculty is here for you.  Please call on us whenever we can be of service.


Dr. Karen M. Swoboda



Johnson & Wales University Mission & Guiding Principles

Johnson & Wales University … an exceptional education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. 
In support of our mission and recognizing the importance of preserving our unique student-centered culture, we are guided by the following principles:

  • Undertake continuous improvement and planning for a sustainable future.
  • Foster an evidence-based teaching and learning environment.
  • Support faculty scholarship to advance our status as a teaching and learning institution.
  • Maximize student potential by enriching our academic programs with experiential and work-integrated learning.
  • Value our faculty and staff.
  • Embrace diversity for a richly inclusive community.
  • Practice ethical citizenship in all aspects of university life.
  • ​Act as a good steward of our resources to support the needs of our students, faculty and staff.

University Essential Learning Outcomes

Professional Competence
Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to succeed in their chosen profession.

Foundation for Lifelong Learning
Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong learning, including competence in communication, critical and creative thinking, quantitative and scientific reasoning, and the ability to evaluate, integrate, and apply knowledge from multiple perspectives when making decisions and solving problems.

Global and Community Citizenship
Graduates will demonstrate the necessary skills, including an awareness of ethical responsibility and cultural/ global diversity, to live and work collaboratively as contributing members of society.


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By enrolling at and attending Johnson & Wales University, students agree to abide by all university catalogs, codes of conduct, handbooks, manuals, policies, procedures, regulations, and rules applicable to students.  The university may, at any time and without prior notice, add to, amend, change, modify, revise, or supersede any of its university catalogs, codes of conduct, handbooks, manuals, policies, procedures, regulations, and rules and may, at any time and without prior notice, change, modify, revise, supersede, cancel, or postpone any class, course, activity, event, and program.