Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Education)

Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Education) 

Designed for those with a bachelor’s degree outside the field of education who want to earn a teaching degree, this 12-month accelerated MAT prepares you for secondary teacher certification.

If you’re ready to start a new career in secondary education but don’t want to wait to finish a two-year master’s program or another bachelor’s degree, the online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is for you. This 12-month accelerated MAT combines online courses with classroom experiences at an accredited middle or high school near you.

The MAT allows you to choose a specialization in English, agricultural education, social science or modern languages, regardless of what you studied as an undergraduate student. The English, agricultural education and social science tracks will prepare you to receive a teaching license for grades 6-12. The modern languages track will prepare you to receive a teaching license for grades K-12. 

The MAT follows a cohort model that begins mid-May and ends in mid-April. A cohort is a group of students who complete classes at the same time within the same degree program and graduate together.

Application deadline is April 1. See admission requirements below for full details.

Oct. 6 Event
Do you have questions about the Master of Arts in Teaching? Join us live for an informational webinar with program director Tom Vontz at 8 p.m. (CDT) on Oct. 6, 2020.

$495.50 per credit hour*
No out-of-state tuition
31 credit hours
100% online

*This estimate includes online tuition and College of Education fees and is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Special Fee Structure for 2020-21 Academic Year
To assist our students during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are reducing online tuition and eliminating distance fees for many programs.


Want to learn more or have additional questions about this program? Visit the Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education FAQs page for more information.


Shaun Reed, '19

Shaun began his career as a paraprofessional before ultimately deciding to pursue his master’s degree so he could become a teacher.


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