Master of Arts in Teaching – Middle Grades Online Degree Program

Master of Arts in Teaching with a cognate in Middle Grades Online Degree Program


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Take Your Next Steps Towards a Career in Middle Grades Education with a Master of Arts in Teaching

Are you looking to have a career in the education field and become a licensed Middle School teacher? Whether your career path has always been set for Middle School Education, or you are looking to make a career change, Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Teaching – Middle Grades online degree program will help you achieve your career goals by setting a clear path for you to obtain your initial teaching licensure. With core courses in education theory and behavior management, you also will study math, natural sciences, language acquisition, and reading skills development in your journey to obtain your initial Middle School teaching licensure. Our online Middle School Education degree will give you the tools you need to help children be successful in their educational journey.

At Liberty University, we have designed our online Master of Arts in Teaching Middles Grades degree program with your success in mind. You can complete this program in less than two years while you continue to work. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a teaching professional. Additionally, Liberty University’s online teaching degree allows you to seek multiple areas of study. Many students choose to pursue a Dual Endorsement to expand their marketability. For more information, please review the MAT career section below.

Why Choose Liberty’s MAT Middle School Education Online Degree Program?

Liberty University’s Middle School Education program has been designed to help you integrate your faith and Christian worldview with your professional life. We strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and to use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. At Liberty University, not only does our online teaching degree prepare you professionally but it also prepares you spiritually.

Additionally, the Middle School Education (MAT) online degree program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).

Throughout this program, you will study:

  • Educational behavior and development
  • Theories and methodologies of education
  • Current trends in the education field
  • Methods of teaching and classroom management

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Benefits of an Online Teaching Degree

  • By earning your Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • This online teaching degree is NCATE accredited.
  • You can achieve your state teaching licensure in less than two years.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Program Format for the MAT Specialization in Middle School

  • This program is online with three required intensives
  • 36 total hours*
  • Students will complete a semester of student teaching/internship.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • Up to 50% of the program hours may be transferred in from previous coursework.

*Students may need to complete additional courses to meet Content Competency requirements.

Masters of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades Degree Information and Requirements

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What Career can you pursue with a Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades?

The (MAT) Middle School Education program is designed to give you opportunities to pursue Middle School education as a licensed teacher. 

You may also choose to pursue a Dual Endorsement. By taking a few extra courses, you can graduate with licensure in Middle School Education and another endorsement area, such as Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education.

For more information about Dual Endorsements, please contact one of our Admissions Counselors at (800)-424-9596.