Student Learning Outcomes -The graduate with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Deliver essential content of the discipline through engaging, meaningful learning activities aligned to the curriculum.
- Demonstrate understanding of curriculum implementation and instructional strategies, promoting critical thinking, consistent with current theories on student growth and development.
- Create a positive classroom environment, conducive to learning, through correct and appropriate communication and instructional strategies.
- Collect and maintain accurate student data to inform and improve instruction.
- Monitor and manage student learning through self-assessment, professional collaboration, and by staying current on instructional knowledge to improve student achievement.
The Master of Arts in Teaching program offers three areas of concentration: Secondary, Middle School, and Educational Theory.
Program Admission Requirements
Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and submit:
- the online Graduate Studies application and application fee by July 15th for Fall enrollment or December 1st for Spring enrollment;
- all official transcripts;
- two letters of recommendation from college/university educators and/or supervisors qualified to address your potential for success as a K-12 educator and/or colleagues who are qualified to address your professional skills;
- a personal statement responding to the following question: Why are you interested in a teaching career?
- a video response to the following question: Why are you interested in the Master of Arts in Teaching program?
Candidates seeking Missouri teacher certification through the UCM Alternative Pathways to Certification program must have submitted official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, paid the transcript analysis fee, and received a certification plan signed by the Director of Clinical Services and Certification.
International students should apply through International Admissions. International students must meet the prior MAT requirements and earn a TOEFL score of 79 on the internet based test or 550 on the paper based test, IELTS score of 6.0, or PTE academic score of 53.
Students must complete EDFL 5900 or an adviser-approved alternative research course within the first 12 hours of the MAT program of study. Candidates in the Secondary and Middle School concentrations must work with the Office of Clinical Services and Certification to apply for student teaching or internship approval. Certification course requirements for Secondary and Middle School concentrations may not be available online.