American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Teaching: Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, ESOL (MAT) (Graduate Certificate)


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate Early Childhood Education; Graduate Certificate Elementary Education, Graduate Certificate Secondary Education, Graduate Certificate English for Speakers of Other languages, MAT Early Childhood Education; MAT Elementary Education, MAT Secondary Education, MAT English for Speakers of Other languages

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Education, Teaching, and Health's faculty members are committed to advancing educational theory and professional practice. The school recognizes the societal and individual significance of education in contemporary life and embraces its special responsibility to produce educators for the twenty-first century. The Master of Arts in Teaching and graduate certificate are designed for students with no previous background or preparation in education who wish to acquire teaching certification in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, or ESOL. Students who complete the program requirements apply for certification in the District of Columbia and are eligible for reciprocal certification in over 40 states.


The School of Education, Teaching & Health at American University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).

International Student Requirements:

Please see American University's College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission’s website for admission requirements.

Facts & Figures

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1178.00

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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