Master of Arts in Teaching / Elementary Education
American University

Program Details

Undertaking graduate study in teacher education allows for students to examine the significant role of teachers in the shaping of individuals, communities, and society as a whole. The teacher education faculty are committed to advancing the potential of education for each individual and dedicated to advancing a theorized practice that prepares professionals to care for the whole child. The faculty members engage in creative and innovative teaching, rigorous research, and professional service with a goal to engage our students in the important work of teaching the next generation. Democracy itself is grounded in an educated citizenry, and teachers have the huge responsibility to ensure that all children have the opportunity to receive a quality education. Graduates of the MAT programs are equipped to accommodate learner needs, to nurture the strengths and talents of those they serve, and to provide leadership in classrooms, schools and in the policy arena. The online Master of Arts in Teaching program meets the needs of working professionals and distance learners to advance their expertise.

Requirements

Candidates must, over two semesters, successfully complete a practicum (15 hours/week) and student teaching (40 hours/week) field placement. 

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current resume/CV
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions from which you earned credit
  • Letters of recommendation

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education