Master Of Teaching - Secondary Education Online

Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education

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

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Take Your Next Step Towards a Career in Secondary Education with a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree

Secondary school teachers have the privilege and responsibility of training up the future leaders of our nation. If you have dreamed of becoming a secondary school teacher and are ready to work toward your teaching license, Liberty’s online Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education can give you the training you need.

In as little as one and a half years, you can earn your M.A.T. in Secondary Education as well as teacher licensure. Whether you have a background in education or are looking to move into a rewarding new career in teaching, Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Teaching will provide a path for you to advance your teaching skills, put your professional expertise to work in the classroom, and seek credentials for licensure. And if you choose to pursue a dual endorsement by taking just a few extra classes, you can graduate with licensure in secondary education as well as in another endorsement area such as middle grades, elementary, or special education.

At Liberty University, we believe in our students. That’s why we work hard to develop reasonably priced and academically rigorous programs that produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. We also believe that earning your degree should be affordable, which is why our 100% online M.A.T. degrees are now specially priced at just $415 per credit hour for full-time students.

As in every graduate program offered by Liberty University’s School of Education, you’ll be taught by professors who teach from a biblical worldview and who strive to encourage their students. With the M.A.T. in Secondary Education from Liberty University, you can influence the development of your students’ educational, spiritual, and social needs — changing the world one adolescent at a time.

Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Master of Arts in Teaching program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations. You can research your state’s licensure requirements here: https://www.liberty.edu/statelicensure/MTSC-MAT-D/.

What Will You Learn in the Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education?

  • How to assess and develop your own curriculum and activities
  • Principles of behavior management that will help you be more effective in the classroom
  • How to teach core subject material
  • Advanced learning theories to help you create a better learning environment

Along with the online content, the M.A.T. in Secondary Education also includes valuable hands-on teaching experience in a local secondary school. Please check with your state board of education for more information on licensure requirements.

Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This demonstrates Liberty’s high standard of excellence in educator preparation as well as our dedication to continuous improvement. 

What Career Can You Pursue with a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education?

  • Adult literacy instructor
  • Curriculum developer
  • College professor
  • Secondary school teacher

Benefits of an Online Teaching Degree

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online M.A.T. degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we offer a lower graduate tuition rate for our Master of Arts in Teaching programs. At $415 per credit hour for full-time students, Liberty University’s M.A.T. online is now available at one of the lowest tuition rates for this degree in the country.
  • Students are able to complete this degree program in as little as 1.5 years!

    Military Benefits

    Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

    • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
    • Reserve/National Guard
    • Veterans/retirees
    • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
    • Current Department of Defense employees

    We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

    • Tuition discounts — $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
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    Class Type

    100% online, 8-week courses

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    Transfer Credits

    Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

    Next Start Date

    Mar 18, 2024

    Accreditation

    CAEP

    “In the times in which we’re living today, Liberty University’s mission, the mission of training up a generation of Champions for Christ in literally every occupation, has never been more important.”

    FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

    Experience That Matters to You

    As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

    At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

    And what’s that?

    • Affordability
    • Accessibility
    • Academic Quality

    These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

     

    Ranked in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

    Why Choose Liberty University?

    Enjoy Flexible Courses

    Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

    * Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

    Maximize Your Time

    Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

    Grow in Your Faith

    All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

    Access Academic Support

    Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

    An Online Education with On-Campus Benefits

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    Why We’re Nonprofit

    As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

    While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 9 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

    For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

    Tuition Discounts

    Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

    Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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