Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education Classroom Theory to Real-World Impact


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you want to pursue a career in the education field and become a licensed secondary education teacher? Whether you have always aimed for a career in secondary education or you are looking to make a career change, we can help set a clear path for you to obtain your initial teaching licensure. Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Secondary Education online degree program can help you achieve your career goals.

Additionally, Liberty University’s online teaching degree allows you to pursue multiple areas of study. Many students choose to pursue a dual endorsement to expand their career options. For more information, please review the MAT career section below.

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 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.

Choosing Liberty means that you don’t have to compromise your principles to get the education you need. Liberty University’s 100% online secondary education program was designed to train ethical and effective teachers. At Liberty University, our online teaching degree will be based on a foundation of biblical principles that can help you stand out in the job market.

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. If you are interested in earning both your MAT and EdS at the same time, you may want to consider our MAT in Secondary Education Curriculum to EdS in School Curriculum and Instructional Planning.

Additionally, Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). You can trust that your degree is of the highest quality.

The online Master of Arts in Teaching provides a balance of essential education theory and hands-on, practical teaching skills. Throughout this program, you will have a core of learning theory, important studies in the historical and philosophical foundations of education, and foundations of exceptionality in education. You can also learn about critical assessment tools that enable schools to measure student learning and make improvements. Your secondary education track can help prepare you to work with grades 6-12 and prepare you with topics like curriculum development and behavior management.

Here are some of the specific subjects you will study throughout your program:

  • 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.