Master of Arts in

Teaching (MAT)

with K-6 Licensure

100% Online 42 major credits * 2.5 years

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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 online one night a week from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and finish one 3 credit course every 8 weeks. An online format does not require face to face meetings; however, a weekly 90 minute synchronous audio/visual chat is required.

Career Outcomes

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

Licensure Disclosure Statement: 

Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP Global’s educator preparation programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states. CSP Global is unable to determine whether its teacher preparation programs would meet the educational requirements for licensure in other states.  Students who want to work in a state other than Minnesota should contact the state licensing board in their state before enrolling in the program.  Please see the contact information for teacher licensing boards here


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

ED 535*Introduction to Teaching Children3
ED 514*Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Schools3
ED 549*Effective Teaching3
ED 552*Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Health and Movement Education3
ED 551*Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Science3
ED 553*Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Social Studies3
ED 548*Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Literacy3
ED 550*Content & Methods for Teaching K-6 Mathematics3
ED 558*Content and Methods of K-6 Literacy II3
ED 537*Inclusion in Diverse Classrooms3
ED 560*Clinical Experience and Professional Foundations6
ED 521Educational Research and Applications3
ED 590Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone3
 Total Credit Hours:42
Please Note:

Candidates may earn an initial license or add the K-6 license to an existing license. 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.