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University of Central Missouri

12 months
365 USD/credit 10950 USD/year
365 USD/credit 10950 USD/year
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Turn your previous career experiences and your passion for teaching into a career with a Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of Central Missouri. Most graduates finish their MAT program within two to three years. 

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This graduate program offers three concentration areas: Secondary Education, Middle School Education, and Educational Theory. 

The Teaching degree from the University of Central Missouri will empower you to draw on your previous experiences as you investigate the teaching profession, while introducing you to an in-depth understanding of American educational history and philosophy. It will also teach you to think systematically about teaching practice and create effective teaching styles and strategies.

Excellent Career Opportunities

  • UCM is proud of the Master of Arts in Teaching program's 86% placement rate. This comprehensive program, rich with field experience, prepares you for the classroom and helps prepare you for a new teaching career after graduation. 
  • While salary scales vary among school districts, the average starting salary is approximately $32,000 for a nine-month contract.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MAT Internship 
  • Advanced Foundations of Education 
  • Advanced Educational Psychology 
  • MAT Internship 
  • Advanced Foundations of Education 
  • Middle School Foundations 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All application materials should be received by Graduate Studies at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.


30 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • Online Graduate Studies Application and application fee by July 15th for Fall enrollment or December 1st for Spring enrollment
  • Official copies of all transcripts to Graduate and International Student Services
  • Two letters of recommendation from college/university educators and/or supervisors qualified to address your potential for success as a K-12 educator and/or colleagues who are qualified to address your professional skills
  • A written essay that answers the question, "Why are you interested in a teaching career?"
  • A video response to the question, "Why are you interested in the MAT program?"

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 365 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 365 USD per credit during 12 months.


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