Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Elementary Education Be A Role Model For The Next Generation


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you want to have a career in education and become a licensed elementary school teacher? Your career path may have always been for elementary education, or maybe you are looking to make a career change. Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education degree can help you achieve your career goals. Our program can help you set a clear path to earning your initial teaching licensure and getting the teacher training you need.

With core courses in learning theory and behavior management, you can have a foundation of education expertise. Through this program, you will also study math, natural sciences, language acquisition, and reading skills. These important elements can all work toward your goal of gaining initial teaching licensure with an elementary education focus. Our online teaching degree can help give you the tools you need to help children be successful in their educational journeys.

At Liberty, we designed our Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education online degree with your success in mind. You can complete our program in as little as 2 years as you continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a teaching professional.

Liberty University’s online teaching degree allows you to pursue multiple areas of study. Additionally, we offer a 45-hour track MAT for students who choose to pursue a dual endorsement to expand their marketability, as well as an MAT in Elementary Education Curriculum to EdS in School Curriculum and Instructional Planning if you would like to earn a dual degree.

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.

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

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Are you looking for a career that can help you influence today’s students and have a positive impact on their lives? Liberty University’s online teaching degree is designed to help integrate your faith into your professional life. At Liberty University, we strive to live out Christ-like characteristics in an academic setting. We want to use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world.

You can rest assured knowing the degree you earn from Liberty has gone through rigorous reviews by accrediting bodies. Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

We don’t just train educators. We train educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. It’s who you are and who you aspire to become. We want to help you reach your goals, so we made a master’s degree that’s more affordable.

You can add to your skill set, broaden your professional capacity, and make a bigger impact on your students with an online graduate degree in education from Liberty University.

This program includes studies in the following areas:

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

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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 Education Full Time $415/Credit
Graduate Education 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.