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Master of Arts in Teaching students can choose from three delivery formats.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Marian University is a versatile, flexible degree for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than education and who want to change careers and become licensed K-12 teachers.

Upon completion of the program you'll be prepared to pursue licensure in

  • Primary grades (K-3)
  • Intermediate grades (4-6)
  • Secondary grades (5-12)
  • All grades (P-12)

Why choose the MAT?

Earning a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree from Marian University will establish you as a credible, well-prepared educator.

  • Our MAT curriculum gives you knowledge, skills, and insight into the practical, applied art of teaching and educational attainment of K-12 students.
  • You'll explore a range of pedagogical concepts and theories, teaching methods, instructional styles, and other essentials required for effective teaching.
  • During your internship, you'll be paired with a master teacher who will serve as a mentor providing you with support, guidance, and encouragement.
  • With strong classroom management and instructional skills, you'll be prepared to pursue licensure upon graduation.

Three delivery formats

Marian University's MAT program is delivered in three formats. Depending on your academic background and credentials, career goals, and other factors, a faculty advisor will help you choose the format that's right for you.

  1. Partner Program MAT in partnership with Teach for America and the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows
  2. Online MAT
  3. Master's Bridge to Teaching (MBT)

Explore these links for complete details, including admission criteria.

What career paths are available?

Earning an MAT will enable you to pursue a range of career opportunities. Among the options from which you might choose:

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Secondary teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Adult literacy instructor
  • Community college or university instructor
  • Curriculum developer
  • School administrator or program director

For More Information

Dr. Cheryl A. Hertzer
Graduate Program Director
(317) 955-6087



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