Master of Arts in Teaching

Helping aspiring teachers make an impact in the classroom

Teachers do more than teach; they influence the hearts and minds of generations to come. As a teacher, you have the ability to make your mark on the world, one student at a time. For those looking to lead the classroom, empower students and improve learning outcomes, the right education is crucial. Our Master of Arts in Teaching degree program helps you gain the knowledge you need to enter the classroom and lead your students to success.

Curriculum that’s designed by teachers, for teachers

Our comprehensive program is for applicants that already have an alternative teacher certification and want to enhance their skills and knowledge in their current education career. Our program is aligned with the standards of the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) to ensure a high level of proficiency in critical areas. It is an ideal program for those with a non-education degree and an alternative teacher certification who are interested in pursuing graduate studies with a focus on teaching within an area of specialization.

This program is designed by industry experts to ensure that it accurately reflects the needs of today’s classroom. You will study important areas such as the foundations of teaching, planning and assessments, technology for the classroom and how to support diverse learners. Additionally, you can select from eight areas of specialization, allowing you to tailor your education to fit your interests, including: Curriculum and Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Reading Education, Special Education, E-learning, Sports Management, Athletic Coaching or English Language Learners.

You can complete your Master of Arts in Teaching program 100% online, doing your coursework when it’s convenient for you. As a student, you’ll enjoy access to online learning tools and receive the personal attention you need thanks to our one-to-one learning model. We also require no GRE/GMAT, have no group projects and offer weekly start dates to offer you the flexibility you need to fit continued education into your busy schedule.

TeacherReady® and Alternative Certification Programs

Graduates of the TeacherReady® alternative certification program will receive 9 credit hours toward this degree. Graduates from other alternative certification programs may be also be considered, pending transcript review.

*Students who are considering any degree program are strongly encouraged to check specific state requirements carefully to be sure any degree program they consider will be accepted for purposes of certification or recertification, promotion, or advancement on school district salary schedules.

**Students who earn alternative certification through TeacherReady® may transfer 9 credits into the MAT program, for a total of 33 credit hours, 24 of which will be completed at NCU.

Career Potential*

  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
*Positions may require additional experience, training and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Many roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.

Master of Arts in Teaching Program at a Glance

Total Credit Hours: 33 Credit Hours
Courses: 8 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 13 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One

*This program is fully accredited by AAQEP through December 31, 2028. View a full list of the AAQEP-accredited programs at Northcentral University here.