Liberty’s 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching – Middle Grades 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. Students will also complete internship and practicum requirements in a school in their area while completing coursework online. 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 Middle Grades 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 middle grades education, these electives allow students to further expand their credentials with a second endorsement in elementary, 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, for curriculum development management roles, and academic administration roles.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
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