NNU's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with Elementary Education Teacher Certification is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and desire to become a licensed elementary teacher. The 16-month program includes 12 months of coursework and one semester of student teaching. Upon completion of the program, teacher candidates will be ready to step into an elementary school or middle school classroom of their own.
EDUC7120 Foundations of Teaching/Instructional Design (3 cr)
EDUC7160 Learning and the Brain (3 cr)
EDUC7543 Teaching Diverse Learners (3 cr)
EDUC7250 Fundamentals of Reading (3 cr)
Specific Middle School Content Methods (2-3 cr)
EDUC7460 Assessment and Intervention in Reading (3 cr)
EDUC7260 Elementary Content Literacy (3 cr)
EDUC7350 Methods of Teaching Math/Science (3 cr)
EDUC7240 Elementary Classroom Management (3 cr)
EDUC7554 Innovative Instruction (3 cr)
EDUC7688 Elementary Student Teaching (9 cr)
Notice Out-of-State Students
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.
Master of Arts in Teaching
$540 per credit, $150 per semester technology fee
|Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$74,990|
|Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education||$47,670|
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NNU has prepared me for my future job as a teacher by giving me a really well-rounded education. I’ve gotten a ton of field experience and student teaching, and being a student-athlete here has taught me how to communicate and be a part of a team. I think that this education has equipped me to just be a well-rounded person and not just a student.