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Master of Arts in Teaching M.A.T.

Minimum required credits to graduate with this degree: 32

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program is a 32-credit, online program that provides options for graduates with bachelor’s degrees to obtain a professional teaching degree while maintaining employment. The MAT program is standards-based to support secondary teacher certification requirements of the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) and is designed to support the development of teacher-leaders.

The Master of Arts in Teaching program supports two types of learners interested in teaching. The first are those who already have an Alternative Access license, are employed by a school district and need to gain the credentials through online course programming to apply for full teacher licensure in ND. The second group of learners are those who will complete MAT program courses followed by a Teaching Mentorship Clinical Experience prior to seeking licensure. The MAT program provides grounded study on teaching, learning and leadership to support the successful MAT graduate in today’s workforce.

Criteria for Admission for the MAT Program 

Online Program Eligibility Information for International Students

Student Learning Outcomes

SLO 1: Learner & Learning: Students understand diversity in learning and developmental processes and create supportive and safe learning environments for students to thrive.

SLO 2: Content: Students understand subject matter deeply and flexibly so they can advance their students’ learning, address misconceptions and apply ideas to everyday life.

SLO 3: Instructional Practice: Students will plan instruction, utilize effective instructional strategies and technologies, and continuously assess students for mastery and decision-making purposes.

SLO 4: Professional Responsibility: Students will take responsibility for student learning, collaborative relationships, their own professional growth, and the advancement of the profession.


Core Courses

EDUC 500Teaching Mentorship Clinical Experience


EDUC 522Educational Assessment


EDUC 526Foundations of Practices in Reading Instruction


EDUC 550Foundations of Education and Leadership


EDUC 555Child and Adolescent Development


EDUC 572Instructional Resources and Technology


EDUC 580Instructional Strategies for the Classroom


EDUC 581Human Relations and Diversity


EDUC 592Theories of Learning and Management


EDUC 593Special Needs in Inclusive Environment


EDUC 595Comprehensive Capstone Project