The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a 36-hour degree program designed for certified teachers who are interested in adding an additional area of certification, as well as for individuals who would like to complete initial certification in conjunction with a master’s degree, including students on a Temporary Authorization Certificate (TAC). While the MAT degree itself requires only 36 hours, the number of hours in each program will depend on the teaching certificate being sought. (See the Post-Baccalaureate Certification section of this bulletin for areas and levels of certification offered at Missouri Baptist University.) Students enrolled in a program for initial certification (other than those on a TAC) must complete a Professional Teaching Portfolio, which also meets the graduate research requirement. The portfolio must be completed and scored before the degree is conferred. Certified teachers and those on a TAC must complete the School Improvement Project to satisfy the graduate research requirement.
Students who have previously earned a Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction degree from Missouri Baptist University may not pursue a subsequent Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Students who have previously earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Missouri Baptist University may not pursue a subsequent Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction degree. Students who have earned a Masters Degree in Education from another college or university will have their transcript evaluated on a course by course basis to determine eligibility for a subsequent degree at Missouri Baptist University.
GREAT PROGRAM + FACULTY
Learn and use the latest techniques with some of the finest professionals in the educational field. The accredited program is built with you in mind, from the class times, certification qualification and flexible subject programs that allow you to focus on your current role or your next position. This degree will assist you as you pursue your academic goals, whether you are already a certified teacher or are seeking initial certification.*
*Additional hours are required for students seeking initial certification. See a graduate advisor for specific certification requirements. Students may work toward a Master of Arts in Teaching while pursuing initial certification.
Plus 18 credit hours of content electives. See Graduate Bulletin.
NOTE: This program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching. Additional classes are required for students seeking initial certification.
For specific certification requirements please contact an academic advisor.