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Marian University’s online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is conveniently designed for adult students who want to change careers and earn licensure in elementary education, secondary science education, or exceptional needs P-12. This is a 36-credit master’s program. Marian also offers a licensure-only track, which consists of 18-24 hours of classes. You can continue working full-time and take classes part-time until you begin your required teaching internship during your last semester.
Students applying to the program must have already earned a bachelor’s degree, although your degree does not have to be in education. Other requirements for this program include a cumulative 3.00 undergraduate GPA or a 2.50 or higher GPA from a regionally accredited university with five years of professional experience. Based on whether students are looking to teach in elementary schools or secondary schools, Marian will evaluate whether applicants have the broad knowledge or required courses for teaching at that level.
Courses are available entirely online, meaning you can complete your assignments and coursework at times that best fit your schedule. Marian’s MAT program offers a diverse range of classes based on your concentration. Students looking to earn an initial teaching license take courses such as child development and techniques for reading and literacy instruction.
|Semester||Application Deadline||File Completion Deadline||Courses Begin|
|Fall 2022||July 15, 2022||August 1, 2022||August 22, 2022|
|Spring 2023||December 1, 2022||December 10, 2022||January 9, 2023|
|Summer 2023||April 1, 2023||April 15, 2023||May 5, 2023|
|Fall 2023||July 15, 2023||August 1, 2023||August 21, 2023|
Student teaching requires a full-time commitment Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Hours may vary depending on the school in which you are placed. You will work under the supervision of a K-12 teacher as well as a university faculty member to fulfill university and state requirements. If you are already a licensed K-12 teacher, you may be able to satisfy the internship requirement as part of your current position. Speak with our clinical internship coordinator or program director for more information.
All admission documents must be received at least two weeks before start of each semester.
If your university does not provide transcripts in English, we require a word-for-word translation of the transcript. You can translate the transcript yourself, but we recommend using a third-party translator like indytranslations.com.
Send your required application documents to:
Office of Graduate Admission
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
Please visit the Business Office "Tuition Rates" page. Credit hours vary based on the program and anticipated licensure area. Degree programs are a minimum of 36 credit hours. Licensure-only programs are approximately 21 credit hours.
Cost DOES NOT include the $55 application fee, rental of cap and gown for graduation, costs for purchasing textbooks, and other university fees.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting federal and state aid for your graduate studies.
Visit the Business Office "Tuition Rates" page for current tuition rates. Textbooks, university fees, rental of cap and gown for graduation, and the $55 application fee is not included in the tuition.
Students who are citizens of the United States and who are selected for the program may apply for Federal Stafford loans. The first step in this process is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Go to fafsa.gov for more information.
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Yes, you must have already completed a bachelor's degree in order to apply to the MAT Online program. However, your previous degree does not have to be in education. For the elementary license, transcripts are evaluated to determine whether applicants have a broad educational background that includes coursework in mathematics, science, social studies and English. For the secondary content area license(s), transcripts are evaluated to determine whether applicants have the necessary courses in the content areas that they want to teach. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4.00 is preferred.
The MAT Online degree program which leads to an initial teaching license and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree takes up to 18-24 months to complete. This program requires at least one semester of full-time student teaching in a local school Monday-Friday between the hours of 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
The MAT Online licensure-only program, which leads to an initial teaching license takes approximately 18-24 months to complete, depending on the license content area. The licensure-only program requires at least one semester of full-time student teaching in a local school Monday-Friday between the hours of 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
MAT Online degree seeking students should anticipate up to a two-year commitment to meet the degree and licensure requirements. All of the courses will be offered online synchronously or asynchronously. You should anticipate spending a minimum of 10 hours per week completing online assignments and course requirements for each three credit-hour course.
Teacher candidates are expected to complete a full-time student teaching placement for one full semester. The student teaching placement requires a full-time commitment 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday for a minimum of 16 weeks during one full fall or spring semester.
Marian’s online MAT program prepares students for a career change with practical experience and licensure in a convenient format. Interested in learning more about our online MAT degree?Learn more about the online MAT degree
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