Master of Arts in Teaching Overview
If you are interested in the field of education and have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field of study or are working in another profession, Purdue Global's Master of Arts in Teaching can help you answer the call to teach.
The master’s in teaching online program is designed to help career changers develop a solid foundation in teaching methods for beginning middle and secondary teachers and become well versed in academic content, application and theory, assessment, professional responsibilities, and professional relationships.
Explore the reflective decision-maker model and other research-based theories of learning.
Evaluate current issues in educational psychology and philosophical viewpoints that can affect teaching priorities and strategies.
Develop skills for effective teaching, including designing curricula, organizing and managing a classroom, building literacy, and assessing secondary student learning.
Pathway to Certification
The program’s curriculum is designed to help you build a strong foundation in teaching methods and does not include fieldwork, student teaching, or internship requirements. This entire program can be completed online. While this program on its own will not lead to certification and is not state-approved for licensure, students who successfully complete the program may be eligible to seek alternative certification in specific states.*
Available in 13 states, the Classroom Pathways Bundle is a unique enrollment package that consists of two separate and distinct programs: the American Board’s Plus Program and the Master of Arts in Teaching. Learn more about the Classroom Pathways Bundle.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Note: Completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching is not required to pursue a state alternative teacher certification program. Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the program meets the specific requirements for any individual state or school system for pay increase purposes. Students must independently research the requirements in their state or school system.
At this time, residents of Iowa and Kentucky may not enroll in this program.