The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) offers individuals an opportunity to earn initial teaching certification as well as an advanced degree. The program is designed for:
Students coming to this program may be working full-time in schools or another career, so we understand that our program must be both high-quality as well as flexible. Highly experienced faculty deliver courses synchronously and asynchronously online, allowing students to be part of an educational program tailored to meet their personal and professional needs. We employ a cohort model with Fall and Spring semester courses meeting synchronous online for 16 weeks every other week on Saturdays, with independent online coursework in the off weeks. In the Summer semester, courses will meet online each Saturday for 8 weeks. Field experiences will be offered in localities where students live.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education leads to an advanced degree and initial teaching certification in elementary grades (PK-5). The program is designed for paraprofessionals who have a bachelor’s degree, career-changing professionals, teachers who hold non-renewable certificates and want to earn a Clear Renewable master’s level certificate, and those with degrees in fields other than education who are interested in earning both initial certification and a master’s level teaching certification in elementary education.
The curriculum provides both knowledge of the content and instructional strategies required of PK-5 educators. Graduates of this program will enter the profession at the master’s degree level (T5) and garner a higher compensation than those who enter at the bachelor’s degree level.
The M.A.T. in Elementary Education requires 52 credit hours. Courses meet online synchronously on Saturdays with online coursework on alternate weeks.
CIP Code 13.1203
The Master of Arts in Pedagogy is intended for those who have demonstrated content expertise in one of the teaching areas for middle grades (4-8), secondary (6-12), and all P-12 fields (except special education) and would receive teaching certification in that subject.
Graduates of this program will enter the profession at the master’s degree level (T5) and garner a higher compensation than those who enter at the bachelor’s degree level.
This program requires 34 credit hours. Courses meet online synchronously on Saturdays with online coursework on alternate weeks.
CIP Code 13.0101
Available teaching areas and fields:
|Teaching Field||Grade Level||Content Area|
|Foreign Languages||P-12||American Sign Language|
|Secondary||6-12||Architectural Drawing and Design|
|Secondary||6-12||Audio/Video Technology & Film|
|Secondary||6-12||Automotive Service Tech|
|Foreign Languages||P-12||Chinese (Mandarin)|
|Secondary||6-12||Distribution and Logistics|
|Secondary||6-12||Engineering and Technology|
|Fields||P-12||English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)|
|Fields||P-12||Gifted - Language Arts|
|Fields||P-12||Gifted - Mathematics|
|Fields||P-12||Gifted - Reading|
|Fields||P-12||Gifted - Science|
|Fields||P-12||Gifted - Science|
|Fields||P-12||Gifted - Social Science|
|Secondary||6-12||Government & Public Relations|
|Secondary||6-12||Graphic Communications & Design|
|Foreign Languages||P-12||Greek (Classical)|
|Fields||P-12||Health & Physical Education|
|Secondary||6-12||Healthcare Science Technology|
|Secondary||6-12||IT/Info Services & Support|
|Secondary||6-12||IT/Programming & Software Development|
|Secondary||6-12||JROTC (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy)|
|Middle Grades||4-8||Language Arts|
|Secondary||6-12||Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security|
|Secondary||6-12||Manufacturing & Engineering Sciences|
|Secondary||6-12||Marine Service Technology|
|Secondary||6-12||Precision Machine Technology|
|Middle Grades||4-8||Social Science|
Applicants for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) must meet the following criteria:
Along with proof of the above criteria, students are required to submit the following with their application for Graduate Admissions:
Send admission documents, including official transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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