Psychology Bachelor's Degree in Developmental Psychology
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100% online, 8-week courses
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Feb 10, 2020
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Take Your First Step Toward a Career in Elementary Education with a Master of Arts in Teaching

Are you looking to have a career in education and become a licensed elementary school teacher? Whether your career path has always been for elementary education, or you are looking to make a career change, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education degree will help you achieve your career goals by setting a clear path for you to obtain your initial teaching licensure. 

With core courses in learning theory and behavior management, you will study math, natural sciences, language acquisition, and reading skills in your journey to obtaining initial teaching licensure. Our online teaching degree will give you the tools you need to help children be successful in their educational journey.

At Liberty, we have 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. Additionally, Liberty University’s online teaching degree allows you to pursue multiple areas of study. We also offer a 45-hour track M.A.T. for students who choose to pursue a dual endorsement to expand their marketability.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s in Elementary Education Online Degree?

Are you looking for a career that will help you influence today’s students with a Christian worldview? 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 and to ultimately 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. Our master’s in elementary education online degree is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Online M.A.T. in Elementary Education?

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’re making 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.

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

Featured Courses

EDUC 530 – Teaching Mathematics

EDUC 531 – Teaching the Natural and Social Sciences

EDUC 554 – Reading and Language Acquisition

EDUC 632 – Language Acquisition and Instruction

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Benefits of an Online Teaching Degree

  • By earning your master’s in elementary education online from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we lowered our tuition for our Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education 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.

  • Pursuing our online Master of Arts in Teaching licensure-track may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
  • The School of Education is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).
  • You can achieve teaching licensure in less than 2 years.
  • You will have the opportunity to network with educators from across the country.  

Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Information

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discount: $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

What Careers Can You Pursue with a Master’s in Elementary Education Degree?

The Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education is designed to get you into an elementary school classroom 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 elementary education and another endorsement area, such as middle grades, secondary education, or special education.

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

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Programs

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form.**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.