Templeton’s MAT is classical in both its goals and methods: Through Socratic seminars and the Great Books of Western Civilization, students explore questions of philosophy, history, and pedagogy with the aim of forming teachers who are not just knowledgeable about their discipline and skilled practitioners, but virtuous men and women who love to learn.

Designed for working teachers, the majority of MAT courses take place during two 5-week summer residencies in St. Davids, PA. Other courses are taught online.

Summer 2019 Course Offerings:

Session 1: June 17–July 2

  • Amy Richards: Difference & Human Dignity: 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Fred Putnam: Philosophy & History of Education II (Modern): 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Fred Putnam: Classical Pedagogy I: Culture of the Classroom: 2:00pm—5:00pm
  • Phil Cary: Reading & the Formation of the Soul:  2:00pm—5:00pm

Session 2: July 5—July 19

  • Greg Wolfe: Great Conversations III: The Beautiful: 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Brian Williams (with Josh Gibbs & Trent Leach): Classical Pedagogy II: 2:00pm—5:00pm

MAT course descriptions can be found here.