Master of Arts in Teaching / Elementary Education (45 Hours)
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty’s 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education 45 hour track provides students with the requirements for licensure to teach in both public and private schools. The core content of this degree covers essential learning theory and teaching practice that will equip students for teaching, but also includes optional intensives for in-class mentorship, as well as built-in internship and practicum requirements that will allow students to get their teaching hours requirements met in a school in their area. Students who want to pursue licensed teaching but do not have a teaching-related bachelor’s degree will often need to meet extensive content competency requirements. Liberty’s 45 hour MAT in Elementary Education allows students to use built-in electives to complete content competencies. These electives will also allow students to pursue an additional endorsement area for licensure, providing flexibility in the marketplace and helping them better prepare for school districts with various teaching needs. Aside from elementary education, these electives allow students to further expand their credentials with a second endorsement in middle, secondary, or special education. Based on meeting these requirements, students will be eligible for state licensure in their teaching endorsement areas and can pursue teaching positions which require a license. They will also be well-equipped for roles in private schools or other educational institutions which do not require licensure, curriculum development management roles, and academic administration roles.

Requirements

  • Official college transcripts
  • Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.

School Accreditation Statement

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.