Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Online Program
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) online program is a 36 hour alternate certification program for candidates who currently hold a bachelor’s degree. Coursework focuses on providing the pedagogical knowledge and skills needed for secondary instruction to those with sufficient content knowledge. MAT candidates may apply for certification in math, science, English and/or social studies, and can add additional subjects by passing the related Praxis II exam. After the initial summer training consisting of two courses, MAT candidates are certified to teach grades 7-12 (candidates can teach grades 5 and 6 if the school where they teach splits students into subject-specific courses. This possibility is dependent on the school district’s structure and policies).