School of Professional Development


Welcome to the Master of Arts in Teaching Orientation

We are delighted that you have selected one of the School of Professional Development's (SPD) Master of of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program to help satisfy your academic and professional goals. We have prepared this Orientation website to instruct you on SPD's policies and procedures and to familiarize you with the resources that are available to you as an SPD student.

Please proceed carefully through the Orientation website, as its completion is required for you to be eligible to enroll in courses. The website's pages are designed to follow a particular order. At the bottom of each page you will find a link to the following page. You can track where you are in the site by looking for the "»" symbol on the left navigation bar. On the last page, you will click to be taken to an online Orientation Checklist, which must be submitted to complete the Orientation.

You are responsible for knowing all of the information contained in this site, but don't worry -- there won't be a quiz. Just make sure you understand everything you read here and be sure to print out the SPD Bulletin (you'll need to have Adobe Reader or some other PDF viewer installed). You can also bookmark this site for future reference by selecting Ctrl-D (or Command-D for Mac Users).

Take note of the link in the top right corner. It appears on every page. If you have a question about anything in this site, please click on "Send an email" to contact an Academic Advisor.

Everyone at SPD wishes you the best of luck with your studies.

Statement of Student Responsibility
Students themselves–whether new, visiting, returning,or continuing–are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the University's regulations, procedures, requirements and deadlines as described in all official publications. These include the SPD Bulletin and website, Graduate Bulletin, Class Schedules, Summer Sessions Catalog and any messages sent to students via the SOLAR System. Students should keep all Stony Brook catalogs and correspondence for reference.

In addition, it is the student’s responsibility to update his or her mailing address and email address in SOLAR.

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