Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) – Secondary Education

Master of Arts in Teaching with a cognate in secondary education

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The Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Secondary Education is specifically geared toward individuals with no prior teaching experience who are interested in gaining initial teaching licensure in secondary education. Along with core courses, you will study behavior management, curriculum development and other courses key to your competency in the field of education. This program will prepare 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.

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Quick Facts

Program Delivery Format


Residency Requirements

  • 3 on-campus intensives 


Credit Hours

  • 36 total credit hours
  • Up to 12 credit hours can be transferred in from an accredited and unconferred degree



  • A 3-credit hour 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 Virginia state-approved licensure programs. Students should verify any additional licensure requirements with their home state.


Potential Career Fields

  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher


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