Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Dr. Beth Ackerman — Associate Dean, School of Education
Liberty University’s School of Education now offers a variety of ways to pursue a graduate education degree, regardless of your undergraduate experience. Our Master of Arts in Teaching is specifically geared toward individuals with no prior teaching experience who are interested in gaining initial teaching licensure in elementary education, secondary education, or special education. Along with core courses in this program, you will choose one of the three cognates for licensure, and will complete your student teaching requirement in the area in which you are seeking licensure. Those desiring to receive licensure in the State of Virginia must meet licensure criteria. The School of Education may require certain prerequisites for the Master's degree candidate coming from a non-educational undergraduate background or who needs to meet the equivalent of an academic major in a liberal arts area.
This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for initial licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements. Learn more about program specific accreditations.
Please review our Advising Guide for specifics concerning your education degree.
For state approval information regarding your program visit www.Liberty.edu/StateApprovals.
M.A.T. students must choose a cognates:
$465 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment)
$25 intensive fee
Program Delivery Format
3 on-campus intensives
36 total hours
Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred in from an
accredited and unconferred degree
A 3-credit-hour internship/student teaching is a required part of the M.A.T. program.
The Education Department will verify that students have completed one of Liberty’s approved, licensure program plans in the students home state.
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