Master of Arts in Teaching | MAT Degree Accreditation: CAEP


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue further studies in your area of specialization at the graduate level while becoming a certified teacher, Liberty University’s online master’s degree in teaching can give you the necessary skills and knowledge you need to teach with excellence.

At Liberty, you’ll study online under industry-leading professionals with real-world teaching experience who provide personal examples and guidance for new teachers, as well as help for experienced teachers to hone their craft. And, like every graduate program offered by Liberty University’s School of Education, you’ll be learning from professors who teach from a biblical worldview and strive to encourage their students as engaged mentors.

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

An MAT Degree that Works for You

Through Liberty’s master’s in teaching online, you can complete your coursework from the comfort of your home, gain hands-on experience with flexible scheduling, and gain a foothold for employment with a local school district during your student teaching. The online Master of Arts in Teaching offers a clear path for students seeking teaching licensure — and because it holds prestigious CAEP accreditation, you can be confident your degree has met rigorous educational standards.

Our teacher education programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education and accredited under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation system. Graduates of Liberty’s teacher licensure program are eligible for licensure by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the teacher candidate’s approved specialization, other states by reciprocal agreement, and Association of Christian Schools International.

After satisfying all course and core competency requirements, completing all practicums associated with the program, and passing the required Virginia assessments, you can be eligible for a Virginia teaching license in elementary, middle grades, secondary, or special education. Your teaching license can be used to teach in public, private, and charter schools in Virginia or in one of the states that have Virginia teacher reciprocity agreements.

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.

Check out the topics below to learn more about how Liberty’s master’s degree in teaching equips you for teacher certification.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Elementary teacher
  • High school teacher
  • Middle school teacher
  • Special education teacher

When you think about your teaching career, what type of students do you picture yourself teaching? Your answer to this question is a vital part of deciding what type of licensure-track degree you want. At Liberty, we offer MAT degrees tailored to teaching elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as those who have learning disabilities.

Check out our online MAT program specializations to see which program best suits your future classroom:

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.