Fairmont State University

Master Online
12 months
7510 USD/year
7510 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The broad mission of Teaching Education at Fairmont State University is to prepare reflective and responsive educators who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to help all students learn. 


The School of Education, Health and Human Performance, content methodologists across campus, and PK-12 educators in the FSU Professional Development Schools Partnership collaborate to prepare teacher candidates with the knowledge and skills for curriculum and planning, learners and the learning environment, teaching, professional self-renewal, and engagement across the school community that distingushes high quality teachers. 

In addition to preparing graduates to meet West Virginia licensure requirements and obtain certification in secondary content areas and comprehensive fields, the Master of Arts in Teaching program provides candidates with an interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum, intensive field experiences and clinical practice, and ongoing assessment that increases their employability.

Learning outcomes

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree at Fairmont State University is an alternative and accelerated means for college graduates with degrees in liberal arts, fine arts, and professional fields to attain teacher licensure. Designed for both recent graduates who want to enhance their employability and for professionals with a Bachelors degree who are seeking to change careers, the MAT enables candidates to enter the classroom prepared to teach and to qualify for the higher salary level for teachers with a Masters. The program provides the professional education courses and clinical experiences - including student teaching - necessary to prepare candidates for teaching in a specific content area in grades PreK-Adult, 5-Adult, or 9-Adult (see Specializations for a list of all certification options). The MAT program does not currently offer licensure in Elementary Education or Special Education; however an endorsement in Special Education may be added after the initial license in a content area is earned.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of American Education
  • Research in Education
  • Advanced Studies in Human Growth and Development 
  • Advanced Educational Psychology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Request a transcript analysis from the SoEHHP Office of Certification to evaluate courses from the undergraduate degree against the requirements for licensure in the secondary content specialization areas offered through Fairmont State.
  • Satisfactorily completed 75% of the required content credit hours for their specialization prior to admissions to Graduate Studies. (Candidates needing to complete content courses may be admitted as a non-degree student to enroll in content courses, and apply to the MAT program upon completion of the pre-requisite course conditions.)
  • Provided a report of a passing score on the Praxis II content test for admission to Graduate Studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3755 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3755 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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