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Teaching, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
New Orleans, LA, United States
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   

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.
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Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
    Living Costs

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