Master of Arts in Teaching Overview
The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for those interested in a career in teaching or those who are existing teachers and would like to advance in their career or enhance their skills. You will gain a fundamental understanding of secondary teaching practices.
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.
Available in 15 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.
If you are interested in becoming a certified teacher and live in a state that is not covered by the Classroom Pathways Bundle, you must independently research and pursue alternative certification in your state.* On its own, the Master of Arts in Teaching will not lead to certification and is not state-approved for licensure. Your Admissions Advisor can explain how to pursue alternative certification and whom to contact in your state.
Licensing requirements for teaching middle and secondary grades vary by state. In almost every state, you must enroll in a state-approved certification program that may include completing coursework, a supervised teaching internship or student teaching course, and/or passing a subject area and pedagogy exam.
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.