- Earn a teaching certificate in just 16 months
- Online program led by dedicated faculty mentors
- A flexible program that fits your life, allowing you to work and achieve your education goals
About Master of Arts in Teaching (with Teacher Certification in Elementary Education)
Successful completion of this accelerated program leads to Teacher Certification in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). This program is designed for the working adult and can be completed in 16 months, which includes 12 months of online college courses with field experience in local schools and four months for student teaching.
Courses in this program are fully online but may have synchronous video class sessions. Students are encouraged to attend these sessions, but archived sessions are also available for review. Students will complete approximately 100 hours of field experience in public schools prior to student teaching.
The typical credit load is 12-14 credits per 16-week semester; students usually take two classes during each 8-week session. Upon completion of the program, students will be recommended for Teacher Certification in all subjects (grades K-8) and a middle school (5-9) content area.
New Elementary Education MAT cohorts start every fall semester. Students must have a bachelor’s degree prior to starting the program.
Master of Arts in Teaching
$540 per credit, $150 per semester technology fee
Elementary MAT Courses
EDUC7160 Learning and the Brain (3 cr)
EDUC7543 Teaching Diverse Learners (3 cr)
EDUC7250 Fundamentals of Reading (3 cr)
EDUC7460 Assessment and Intervention in Reading (3 cr)
EDUC7260 Elementary Content Literacy (3 cr)
EDUC7350 Methods of Teaching Math/Science (3 cr)
EDUC7554 Innovative Instruction (3 cr)
EDUC7688 Elementary Student Teaching (9 cr)
Idaho Standard Instructional Certificate
Accreditation & Regulations
Since this is a program that leads to professional licensure, prospective students should review important information about NNU’s participation in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Professional Licensure about this program. Individual states often have different expectations for professional licensure, so it is in a prospective student’s best interest to investigate whether NNU’s degree program will help them achieve licensure in their home state.
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Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Meet Our Faculty
NNU’s cohort design graduate programs helped foster the meaningful professional relationships I continue to rely on 10 years later. NNU also laid the framework for how I think about serving Idaho students, educators and families through the Servant as Leader model of leadership. I’m grateful for the relationships I developed while learning at NNU, and I continue to rely on them as we all work to improve Idaho education both today and in the future.