Master of Arts in Teaching – Middle Grades

Master of Arts in Teaching with a cognate in Middle Grades

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Liberty University's online Master of Arts in Teaching - Middle Grades is specifically geared toward individuals with no prior teaching experience who are interested in gaining initial teaching licensure in middle school education. You will study math, natural sciences, language acquisition, and reading skills, along with your core courses. The M.A.T. program prepares you for licensure and will ensure that student teaching requirements are met.

This program is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.

Quick Facts

Program Delivery Format

Credit Hours

  • 36 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.

Degree Requirements

  • Three credit hour internship/student teaching



  • The Education Department will verify that students have completed one of Liberty’s Virginia state-approved licensure programs. Students should verify any additional licensure requirements with their home state. For state approval information, visit

Potential Career Fields

  • Middle School Teacher

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