Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
The Master of Arts in Teaching, or MAT, degree at Marian University is a versatile, flexible degree for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than education and who want to change careers and become licensed K-12 teachers.
Why choose the MAT at Marian?
Earning a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree from Marian University will establish you as a credible, well-prepared educator.
- Our MAT curriculum gives you knowledge, skills, and insight into the practical, applied art of teaching and educational attainment of K-12 students.
- You'll explore a range of pedagogical concepts and theories, teaching methods, instructional styles, and other essentials required for effective teaching.
- During your internship, you'll be paired with a master teacher who will serve as a mentor providing you with support, guidance, and encouragement.
- With strong classroom management and instructional skills, you'll be prepared to pursue licensure upon graduation.
Three delivery formats
Marian University's MAT program is delivered in three distinct formats.
- Master's Bridge to Teaching (MBT)
- MAT Online
- Part-time, campus-based program in partnership with the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows and Teach for America
Depending on your academic background and career goals,our faculty advisors will help you choose the format that's right for you.
In addition, you can choose to earn a concentration in one of these areas:
- Early childhood education
- Elementary education
- English as a second language
- Exceptional needs
- Secondary education
No matter which format you choose, our curriculum will provide you with broad knowledge and deep insight into the practical, applied art of teaching. You will explore a range of instructional theories, concepts, methods, and styles. Courses include an emphasis on cultural diversity and teaching minority students.
What career paths are available?
Earning an MAT will enable you to pursue a range of career opportunities. Among the options from which you might choose:
- Elementary school teacher
- Secondary teacher
- Special education teacher
- Adult literacy instructor
- Community college or university instructor
- Curriculum developer
- School administrator or program director