Master of Arts in Teaching

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Change the world by changing lives - one student at a time.  

It is never too late to become a teacher.  No matter your background, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree will help you transition into the field of education as a middle school or high school teacher.  

This is a minimum 36-credit hour degree program.  The degree program is designed for individuals who hold undergraduate degrees in a field outside of education, but would like to obtain teaching certification at the middle or high school level (5-12).  Would you rather teach younger students?  Consider the Master of Science in Teaching program to be prepared as an elementary school teacher.  

This part-time program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, and online to accommodate your lifestyle.  You can continue to work while you move toward the completion of your master's degree.  Courses can be taken all year round.  

In addition to courses needed to receive your teaching license, you'll fulfill requirements that will certify you to teach in at least one subject area. As an MAT student, you are required to complete at least one endorsement while attending Drake. Contact the School of Education Coordinator of Graduate Admission for a transcript review to see which courses from your undergraduate transcript may count toward an endorsement. The number of courses you will need to take to complete an endorsement will depend on how many of your undergraduate courses fulfill state requirements.   


For more information about the MAT program, contact:

Todd Hodgkinson, PhD
Associate Professor

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