The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to provide public and private schools with qualified early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
Candidates entering our program are expected to have developed breadth and depth of content knowledge by completing an appropriate bachelor's degree, providing the foundation for professional education courses and field experiences in schools.
Our core 36-semester-credit-hour degree leading to PreK-12 preliminary teaching licensure.
Multiple Subjects (elementary)
Single Subjects (high school)
Combines our MAT core program with 11 additional online credits (19 for Special Ed) leading to PreK-12 preliminary teaching licensure plus one of the following:
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/Bilingual Endorsement
Reading Specialist Endorsement
All Master of Arts in Teaching faculty are experienced PreK-12 teachers who have gone on to become leaders in teacher education. Our education faculty continuously develop curriculum and instructional strategies in which classroom practices are modeled and reinforced, providing a continuously evolving program that is relevant now and in the future.
Become a teacher alongside those who live the teaching life.
Extensive Field Experience
Field experiences play a critical role in becoming a teacher. During each semester, candidates develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions in a variety of settings, including:
PreK-12 schools who partner with the program to provide quality student-teaching experiences
Community-based teaching and learning programs
Community-based service with local agencies providing services to children and adolescents
Become a teacher of real kids in real classrooms and communities.
Within each format and site, Master of Arts in Teaching students are assigned to a cohort of 12-18 colleagues who will become teachers together as a cohesive unit under the advisement of a School of Education faculty member. Cohorts take some classes together and act as a critical support during the intense work involved in earning a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
Become a teacher through close community, teamwork and support.