The University of Central Missouri’s MA in Teaching combines your past career experiences with your desire to earn a Teaching master’s degree. You’ll inspire students to engage in the classroom, develop critical thinking skills and reach — or even exceed — their potential.
Our Teaching MAT is for people looking for a career change or those who need their initial teaching certification. Many graduates finish the graduate program to earn their Teaching master’s in two years.
UCM’s MA in Teaching offers focus options in:
Regardless of your chosen focus option, you’ll build a solid foundation with courses in classroom management, assessment, curriculum and instruction, literacy and research. Then, you’ll apply your classroom skills with a student teaching experience.
Online graduate degree in Education
With your busy career in mind, our MA in Teaching offers entirely online program coursework. You can learn on your own schedule and earn your graduate degree in education while balancing work and personal commitments.
Dr. Alex Pagnani
Department of Educational Foundations and Literacy
CAEP-accredited Teaching MAT
Top Secondary Education Master’s Degree
Best Online Master’s in K–12 Education
Best Online Teaching MAT
86% job placement rate
Our Teaching master’s degree offers Missouri teaching certification in coordination with the Alternative Pathways Certification program. This program takes a practical approach to preparing you for jobs with a master’s in Education. It also lets your passions guide your interests in choosing a concentration for your graduate degree in education:
As an MA in Teaching graduate student, you'll complete a student teaching experience. This provides a full semester in a K–12 classroom to practice and refine your instructional strategies and classroom management skills. You'll be on your own, but you won't be alone as you earn your graduate degree in Education. Our mentor-teachers and university supervisor will be here to support you and provide feedback.
Our program faculty have experience in classroom teaching, administration, educational finance and discipline leadership. They know the challenges you face and are available to provide you with individual assistance. You’ll also have access to faculty and other support resources via email and Blackboard and virtual and in-person office hours.
86% of our Teaching MAT program graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Whether your Teaching master’s concentration is a Secondary Education master’s degree, a K–12 Education master’s degree or another concentration in our graduate degree in Education, you’ll be prepared for a range of teaching jobs.
Administrators hire MAT graduates from the University of Central Missouri as educators in a variety of disciplines. Teaching MAT graduates also have experience in distance learning and often bring knowledge and skills from outside of education. Our students occasionally seek master’s of Education jobs outside of the United States, as well.
Explore your teaching options
Use our interactive tool to explore your career options with a graduate degree in Education. Learn about the potential for jobs with a master’s in education, salaries, outlooks and more.
Our Teaching master’s degree is designed for working adults who are changing careers or who will be pursuing jobs in which a master’s in education is required or desired. Opportunities for financial assistance for the MA in Teaching may be different from those available to traditional students. You may be able to finance your college education using industry scholarships, assistantships, grants or awards.
For more information about this program and admission requiements click here.
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