Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) w/ K-6 Licensure


Individuals who want to earn their initial teaching license (K-6)

Program Highlights & Benefits:

  • Earn your Master’s degree while working toward your K-6 initial teaching license
  • Approximately a 2 ½ year completion time, including holiday breaks
  • No GRE or Admissions tests
  • No weekend classes

What You Learn:

The Master of Arts in Education in Teaching provides an initial teaching license for K-6 grade levels.

How You Learn:

This program is an accelerated 2 ½ year cohort program. In general, you will meet one night a week from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and finish one 3 credit course every 7 weeks. An online format is available that does not require face to face meetings; however, a weekly one hour synchronous audio/visual chat is required. You will still complete one 3 credit course every 7 weeks.

Career Outcomes

At completion of the program as outlined below, you will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and a K-6 licensure.


Your bachelor’s degree must be earned from an accredited institution and your cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 3.0. Please note: You must pass a series of MTLE tests to obtain the K-6 licensure.

Degree Requirements

Course Title Hours
ED 535* Introduction to Teaching Children 3
ED 514* Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Schools 3
ED 549* Effective Teaching 3
ED 552* Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Health and Movement Education 3
ED 551* Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Science 3
ED 553* Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Social Studies 3
ED 548* Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Literacy 3
ED 550* Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Mathematics 3
ED 555* Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Art and Music 3
ED 537* Inclusion in Diverse Classrooms 3
ED 560* Clinical Experience and Professional Foundations 6
ED 521 Educational Research and Applications 3
ED 590 Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone 3
  Total Credit Hours: 42


Please Note: Option for K-6 License only also available. Courses denoted with an asterisk are the courses required to complete the K-6 license only. Additional fees associated with MTLE exam may be incurred. Please visit for more details.