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Educational Theory

Master of Arts


Educational Theory

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program Educational Theory concentration is an advanced degree designed to give students an in-depth understanding of American educational history and philosophy. It also teaches students to think systematically about teaching practice and create effective teaching styles and strategies. UCM's MAT program is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Requirements for Acceptance into the Program

To be accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program Educational Theory concentration in the Department of Educational Foundations and Literacy, students must: (a) complete an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50, and (b) contact Graduate Studies to apply for the MAT. International students should apply through International Admissions. International students must meet the prior MAT requirements and earn a TOEFL score of 79 on the internet based test or 550 on the paper based test, IELTS score of 6.0, or PTE academic score of 53.

Program Requirements

Please view the latest requirements here.

Although the MAT is available as a fully online program, a selection of the courses can also be taken face-to-face at the UCM Summit Center.

Questions About the Program

Dr. Alex Pagnani

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