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 it may be possible to additional endorsements. All coursework is completed online. After the initial 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).
The MAT program was recently recognized as being in the Top 50 Best Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction 2018.