Turn your previous career experiences and your passion for teaching into a career with a Master of Arts in Teaching. Most graduates finish their MAT program within two to three years. This graduate program offers three concentration areas: Secondary Education, Middle School Education, and Educational Theory. The MAT degree will empower you to draw on your previous experiences as you investigate the teaching profession, while introducing you to an in-depth understanding of American educational history and philosophy. It will also teach you to think systematically about teaching practice and create effective teaching styles and strategies.
UCM is proud of the Master of Arts in Teaching program's 86% placement rate. This comprehensive program, rich with field experience, prepares you for the classroom and helps prepare you for a new teaching career after graduation. While salary scales vary among school districts, the average starting salary is approximately $32,000 for a nine-month contract.
You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Master of Arts in Teaching program to:
To be accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching program, you must hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum grade point average of 2.75.
To apply, submit the following:
Candidates seeking Missouri teacher certification must also apply to the Alternative Pathways to Certification program and submit a certification plan signed by the Director of Clinical Services and Certification.
International Admission Requirements:
Elementary, Middle School, or Secondary Education - or - Accelerated Science Education
Your certification area does not need to correspond to your undergraduate major, though many will. Some certification areas may require additional hours and/or classes not available online. Choose from the following:
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri