M.A.T Online – Middle Grades Education Empower Young Minds


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Middle school can be a challenging, formative time for many children. Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) – Middle Grades Education online program is designed to meet the growing need for middle school teachers who know how to lead and inspire students.

Maybe you’re seeking initial teaching licensure, or perhaps you’re looking to launch a new career in education as a middle school teacher. Either way, our program can equip you to meet your career goals and make a positive difference in the lives of your students. You can gain the tools you need to help children and adolescents succeed in their educational journey.

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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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

We strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and to use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. Our online middle school program is designed to help you integrate ethical standards with your professional life. As a Liberty student, you’ll be equipped to grow academically, professionally, and spiritually.

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 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.

Choosing Liberty means choosing a degree that fits your schedule. We’ve designed our online M.A.T degree program with your success in mind. With no set login times, you can complete your online courses wherever and whenever you need.

In this program, you’ll take core courses that cover important topics in the field of education, including classroom management, instructional strategies, and theories of learning. The middle grades cognate explores how to teach math, natural sciences, literacy, and social studies at the middle school level.

You’ll also learn how to plan and implement a curriculum that meets your students’ needs and allows them to thrive. By understanding the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of middle schoolers, you can provide the leadership and guidance they need to succeed in school and in life.

At the end of this program, you’ll complete a semester of student teaching to gain real-world experience in the field of education. If you’d like to increase your marketability and diversify your skill set, we offer the option to pursue multiple areas of study.

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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.

Pursuing our online Master of Arts in Teaching may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.

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.