Master of Arts in Teaching
Teaching is an art. Master it at Columbia College.
If you are a certified teacher interested in increasing your knowledge and income, then Columbia College's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is for you.
Columbia College believes that truly effective teaching must be modeled, not just taught. Therefore faculty are encouraged to engage students in active learning, research in field situations, problem solving, interactive dialogue and questioning, and constant exploration of what is and what could be.
This MAT program is designed with you in mind. Columbia College prides itself on offering some of the most affordable, accredited programs in the country. As a nonprofit college, the institution’s only stakeholders are its students. With the flexibility offered through evening (select campuses only) and online classes, you will be able to juggle your job and family obligations — all while earning your graduate degree. Certification requirements may vary by state.
Get more out of life with an MAT from Columbia College and learn more about using practical applications in the classroom to benefit your students.
What sets Columbia College apart?
• Eight-week classes (on campus, online, or both)
• Five sessions a year, with start-and-stop flexibility
• Affordable and accredited
• Nationally ranked for quality and value
The U.S. News & World Report ranked Columbia College in the top tier among “America’s Best Colleges” for the sixth consecutive year, and The Princeton Review named Columbia College a 2010 Best Midwestern College.
Columbia College has a history dating back to 1851 when it was founded in Columbia, Mo., as Christian Female College. The college changed its name in 1970 when it became a four-year coeducational institution. The Columbia College network extends to more than 34 locations nationwide, plus online.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required:
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
$320 per credit hour USD