Online Master of Arts in Teaching program
Marian University’s online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is conveniently designed for adult students who want to change careers and earn licensure in elementary education, secondary science education, or exceptional needs K-12. This is a 36-credit master’s program. Marian also offers a licensure-only track, which consists of 18-24 hours of classes. Both of these tracks take 18-24 months to complete. You can continue working full-time and take classes part-time until you begin your required teaching internship during your last semester.
Students applying to the program must have already earned a bachelor’s degree, although your degree does not have to be in education. Other requirements for this program include a cumulative 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 2.5 or higher GPA from a regionally accredited university with five years of professional experience. Based on whether students are looking to teach in elementary schools or secondary schools, Marian will evaluate whether applicants have the broad knowledge or required courses for teaching at that level.
Masters in teaching curriculum
Courses are available entirely online, meaning you can complete your assignments and coursework at times that best fit your schedule. Marian’s MAT program offers a diverse range of classes based on your concentration. Students looking to teach at the elementary level take courses such as Child Development and Techniques for Reading & Literacy Instruction. Students in other concentrations, such as Secondary Science Education, study more specialized subjects, such as Best Practices in Science & Math.
Student teaching internship
Student teaching requires a full-time commitment Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours may vary depending on the school in which you are placed. You will work under the supervision of a K-12 teacher as well as a university faculty member to fulfill university and state requirements. If you are already a licensed K-12 teacher, you may be able to satisfy the internship requirement as part of your current position. Talk with our clinical internship coordinator or program director for more information.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. All admission documents must be received at least two (2) weeks before start of each semester.
- Apply online at marian.edu/apply. Choose "Start Your Graduate Application," then select “MAT Online Program.”
- Upload a copy of your current resume with your online application.
- A personal statement or essay (maximum 500 words) should be submitted with online application. It should:
- Explain your interest in becoming a teacher.
- Outline your professional goals.
- Describe your interest in a culture and/or language different from your own.
- Reflect on your own learning experiences.
- Request an official transcript from every college or university that you have previously attended. NOTE: If you transferred credits or completed a study-abroad program, you must send a transcript from the institution(s) from which the credits were transferred and/or awarded.
- Your transcripts should be sent directly to us. Once we receive your transcripts, they become the property of Marian University and cannot be returned to you.
- Register for the Indiana CORE Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). Be sure to indicate Marian University as the school which you plan to attend.
- You may also document basic skills competencies for admission with one of these CASA alternatives:
- CASA or CASA alternative score reports should be sent to Marian University's Office of Graduate Admission directly from the testing agency. For the ACT, use Marian's school code of 1224. For the GRE/SAT, use Marian's school code of 1442.
- Two of your professional references must recommend you for admission to our program using these forms: MAT Online Recommendation Form One and MAT Online Recommendation Form Two. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted. Each completed form should be sent to us via U.S. mail or emailed as an attachment.
- Obtain a limited criminal history background report from the Indiana State Police at https://www.in.gov/inkless. Your criminal history background report should be sent to us via U.S. mail or emailed as an attachment.
- If you earned your bachelor's degree from a college or university outside the U.S, a transcript evaluation completed by World Education Services (WES), an international credential evaluation service. You must also provide Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Both WES and TOEFL results can be emailed to us.
- Pay the required, non-refundable $40 online application fee.
- Complete our online readiness self-assessment and reflection. You will receive instructions for this self-assessment via email when your admission documents have been received.
- Thoroughly review the Marian University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. As an accepted student, you are expected to abide by the code outlined in this document.
Where should you send your application documents?
Send your required application documents:
Office of Graduate Admission
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
What are the tuition rates?
Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $495/per credit hour. Credit hours vary based on the program and anticipated licensure area. Degree programs are a minimum of 36 credit hours. Licensure-only programs are approximately 21 credit hours.
Cost DOES NOT include the $40 application fee, rental of cap and gown for graduation, costs for purchasing textbooks, and other university fees.
Learn more about Marian’s online Master of Arts in Teaching degree!
Marian’s online MAT program prepares students for a career change with practical experience and licensure in a convenient format. Interested in learning more about our online MAT degree? Request more information today, or contact The Office of Graduate Admissions at GRadmissions@marian.edu or 317.955.6128.