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Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) will prepare qualified teachers to be leaders in education. The program consists of 36-credit-hours. Undergraduate students can complete initial teacher licensure in pre-K through 6 or secondary education and a master’s degree after a 5th year of study in a summer-fall-spring cycle. This 5-year program will provide a student with two endorsements: one in Curriculum and Instruction or Special Education (pre-K through 12) and one in elementary education (pre-K through 6) or in a content area at the secondary level.

Students who hold a bachelor's degree from another institution may participate in the M.A.T. program. Contact the Admissions Office for details and an evaluation of undergraduate transcripts for licensure. Additional coursework may be required for general licensure outside of the endorsement areas listed below.

The 36-credit-hour Master of Education (M.Ed.) option, open to teachers who hold a valid teaching license, can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students can expect to complete the program in a summer-fall-spring cycle. Part-time students may complete the coursework at their own pace. Courses will be taught at times compatible with teachers’ schedules. Students receive one endorsement in special education.