M.A. On Campus


University of New Orleans

12 months
962 USD/credit 28860 USD/year
962 USD/credit 28860 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Teaching Degree (M.A.T.) at the University of New Orleans is a Graduate Alternate Certification Program intended to allow individuals who have completed a non-education bachelor’s degree to earn a master’s degree and initial teaching certificate. 


If you already hold a teaching certificate you are not eligible for the MAT program. If you already hold a teacher certification, please explore the M.Ed. Program instead of the MAT Program.

Practitioner's License

Candidates fully admitted to the Teaching degree program from the University of New Orleans will be eligible to apply for a practitioner teacher license.

Candidates can choose to teach and can begin the application process for a “Practitioner’s License” in the College Office (Rm. 242). This is a temporary license granted for teachers working on certification. To obtain a Practitioner’s License (PL), candidates are required to be:

  • Fully admitted to the MAT program.
  • Enrolled in coursework applicable to the chosen program of study.
  • Seek a teaching position in your certification area (i.e., subject and grade level)

Programme Structure

  • Most students take approximately two to two and a half years to complete the program. Students are given up to six years to complete the MAT. However, if you are teaching on a PL-3 license, the license can only be renewed for four years. 
  • For students who work full time, we advise taking six credit hours per semester. Attempts are made to offer courses after school hours or during the day in the summer months. Some courses are also offered online.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a 4-year degree equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.
  • Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree or international equivalent will be considered for conditional admission.
  • 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all graduate coursework
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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