Loyola University New Orleans

24 months
409 USD/credit
409 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Loyola University New Orleans is proud to offer its Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. The university has designed this degree program so that individuals can obtain a teacher certification at the secondary level (Grades 6-12) and a graduate degree at the same time.


  • Approximately 40% of courses will be online
  • Other courses will be “hybrid” and take place in a secondary school classroom. Individuals currently teaching at the secondary level may use their own classroom at their place of employment for course-related activities.
  • Emphasis on competency-based skills and real-world situations
  • “Coaching” of each teacher candidate is integral to the program
  • Emphasis on the individual student and his/her particular situation
  • Readily-available advising
  • Loyola is a Jesuit university and degrees from Jesuit institutions are recognized across the US and all over the world for their rigor and quality.
  • Students are able to complete the program in a little more than a year, provided a minimum of 9 hours is carried each semester (including summers)
  • Graduate tuition rate of $409 per credit hour = half the regular graduate tuition at Loyola
  • The MAT degree program is ideal for an individual currently holding a teaching position but has yet to be certified. The program is designed with working professionals in mind. One of our courses on research in the area of “Best Practices in Teaching” will be intellectually stimulating and practical at the same time. All teachers could benefit from this course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multiculturalism and Social Justice
  • Exceptional Individuals in a Diverse Society 
  • The Adolescent Learner      
  • Differentiated Instruction:  Applications   
  • Language and Literacy in a Diverse Society   

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Semi-structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Only feedback on assignments and exams, Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete a Master of Arts in Teaching application.
  • Submit Official Undergraduate Degree Transcript from a regionally accredited college or university (Must have a non-education degree)
  • Submit any additional undergraduate transcripts whether or not you earned a degree. 
  • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA of a 3.0
  • Official GRE test score
  • Official Praxis I test score (Also accepted: ACT/SAT score above a composite 22/1030 OR if you currently have a Graduate degree
  • Official Praxis II test score in your chosen academic content area
  • Three Professional References

Tuition Fee

  • International

    409 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 409 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    409 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 409 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Loyola University New Orleans