Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations Licensure


Master of Arts in Teaching
School of Education


Liberty University’s, NCATE accredited, Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is designed to provide you with the degree you need to earn your teaching licensure in the following areas: elementary, secondary, or special education. This degree will build your knowledge in the foundations of education, human development, and instructional strategies. Accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System, this degree is also a state-approved program for initial licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements.

Review the advising guide for specifics concerning your program.

You may also be interested in exploring our master degree in Education or School Counseling.

TEACH Grant


 


Awards

NCATE


Program Format


Licensure

  • The Education Department will verify that students have completed one of Liberty’s Virginia state-approved licensure programs. Students should verify any additional licensure requirements with their home state. For state approval information, visit www.Liberty.edu/StateApprovals.

Specializations

Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Teaching must select a specialization.

  • Elementary Education

    Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Teaching - Elementary Education is designed to lead towards teaching licensure in elementary education by providing you with the foundations required to successfully grasp and teach math, natural sciences, language acquisition and reading skills. In addition to foundational elementary teaching skills you will be provided with a basis for curriculum understanding and execution.

    You will be equipped with an understanding in:

    • Reading and language acquisition.
    • Tests and measurements.
    • Learning theory.
    • Language acquisition and instruction.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Teacher/Educator
       

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  • Middle Grades

    Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Teaching – Middle Grades is designed to prepare you to receive licensure in middle grades. This program will provide you with a foundation to instruct and monitor grades 4-8 by allowing you to gain the tools and insight needed to successfully lead, mentor, and instruct your class.

    Courses will provide you with a foundation in:

    • Professional development in middle grades education.
    • Young adolescents, schools and communities.
    • Learning theory.
    • Teaching in the middle school.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Teacher/Educator
       

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  • Secondary Education

    Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education will help you meet your goals to obtain a teaching licensure in secondary education. This level categorizes as grades 9-12. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage a classroom and exhibit your understanding and grasp of a specialized subject.

    This program will train you to have a better understanding of:

    • Current issues in content areas.
    • Methods of teaching writing across the curriculum.
    • Principles of behavior management.
    • Curriculum fundamentals.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Teacher/Educator
       

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  • Special Education

    Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Teaching – Special Education will help you achieve your passion by providing you with the means to obtain your teaching licensure in special education. This degree will cover specialized ways to address behavior management and collaboration for special transitions.

    Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of:

    • Educational assessment and intervention.
    • Principles of behavior management.
    • Learning theory.
    • Successful inclusive classrooms.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Teacher/Educator
     

    View the Degree Completion Plan

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