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Helping good teachers become great

Are you a current teacher looking to hone your craft and deliver better outcomes?

This degree gives you new ideas and strategies for achieving those goals. Increase your confidence, drive and know-how as a K-12 educator.

Why earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) degree?

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  • Dig deeper into your field – Revamp what you know and do as a teacher. Explore the keys to success for your classroom, school and community.
  • Make professional bonds – You’ll be in a cohort with other teachers like yourself. From start to finish, you’ll complete the program together.
  • Enjoy a flexible format – Pursue your degree while you continue to teach. Classes meet in-person (when feasible), on Zoom or a hybrid of both.
  • Earn more in your career – A master’s degree sets you up for a better payday.
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Careers and Outcomes
Become a high-caliber teacher and refresh your perspective on education.

About the program: Train and grow with other teachers

  • The bulk of this degree is delivered on-site in a two-year, cohort model.
  • Your cohort will meet periodically, with your teaching colleagues enrolled in the associated Specialist in Education, Teacher Leadership (SETL) program and those pursuing the graduate certificate in teaching and learning.
  • You will choose an emphasis or elective area (12 credit hours, with a wide range of options) and have direct involvement with your professors.

Go for two degrees in the accelerated pathway

Take your credentials even higher.

Through the accelerated pathway, you can earn the Specialist in Education, Teacher Leadership (SETL) and the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) degrees.