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Master’s in Teaching Secondary Education, MAT

Master’s in Teaching Secondary Education

Earn your Online Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education degree and become equipped with the necessary tools to make a positive impact on secondary students in both public and private schools. Designed for those already working in an instructional role, this MAT online program provides a strong foundation in key areas of secondary education. Coursework will focus on human development, cultural competency, technology, content literacy, and classroom management.   

This online Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education program serves as great educator preparation for teaching students at the high school level or equivalent. You’ll develop essential skills and new approaches in lesson planning, student assessment, student learning outcomes and data evaluation through hands-on practicum experiences. This MAT degree online program is ideal for individuals seeking initial teacher education certification in a secondary education content field. Courses are offered in a combination of 8-week and 16-week formats.  

This program is Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Accredited (CAEP) and aligns to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) standards.

Program at a Glance

2 years

Duration

39

Credit Hours

$551

Cost per Credit

100%

Online

The Master of Arts in Teaching with secondary certification at Lindenwood University will prepare you to become a certified content teacher for grades 9-12 in Missouri. This Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education program allows you to pursue teaching certification within the Master’s degree. We offer certification in secondary biology, chemistry, math, social studies, English, business, marketing, and speech/theatre.

Course Spotlight

Effective secondary educators need a holistic set of competencies to be proficient in their roles. This online Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education gives students a solid foundation in research, analysis, student assessment, and classroom skills designed for current academic environments. Some of the course topics that help students prepare for careers in secondary education include:  

  • Analysis of Teaching and Learning Behavior 
  • Conceptualization of Education 
  • Educational Research 

Essential Skills & Insights

Coursework in this Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education program covers the following: 

  • Student-Focused Leadership – prepare for leadership that centers awareness on students’ academic and behavioral development.   
  • Innovative Thinker – apply an innovative mindset to serving the learning experience within K-12 school settings. 
  • Content Literacy – learn how to help students advance in their comprehension of academic content as a foundational tool in their long-term educational outlook.  
  • Classroom Management – develop your approach to managing K-12 classrooms – from instructional approaches to learning assessment and much more.  

Career Outlook

When you complete this master’s in teaching secondary education program you can qualify for many types of teaching and administrative roles in public and private high school level academic institutions, including principal, curriculum specialist, special education teacher, administrator, teaching assistant, educational consultant, Instructional Coordinator, and more. You may also seek work at government agencies that focus on improving education.  

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that high school teachers earn an annual median wage of $61,820. When you speak to our supportive staff about your professional goals in secondary education, they can help you plan for a career in education that inspires you.  

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible, students must hold a baccalaureate degree in the content area or a closely related field and have the following:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Successful completion of the Missouri Content Assessment (MOCA) is required prior to enrollment in Semester II or taking any additional program-related coursework.

Tuition Details

The cost per credit hour for this program is $551. Besides being ranked ranked No. 17 on Niche.com’s list of Best Value Colleges in Missouri, we build in unique benefits such as our 20 percent discount per credit hour for returning alumni pursuing their master’s degree. 

Transfer Credits

Lindenwood offers a generous transfer policy of up to nine credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs. This means you can complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours at Lindenwood—saving you time and money on your education!  

Plus, you can personalize your transfer experience through Lindenwood’s Transfer Guides. These guides are part of our articulation partnerships with area community college to help you get the most value from your transfer credit.  

Interested in discovering related programs? Explore the following programs to find the best fit for your future: 

If you aren’t sure which program is right for you, filling out the form on this page and speaking to a Lindenwood representative is the best way to determine your path forward!

Frequently Asked Questions

These are two different degrees with some overlap in focus. A master’s in education focuses on classroom pedagogy, administrative, and other professional skills that reach beyond academic settings. This can include curriculum design, education policy, and other relevant topics. A master’s in teaching has a narrower focus intended to maximize performance in the classroom.

Many teachers pursue their master’s degrees while continuing in their classroom roles. Online degree options allow students to prepare for administrative and secondary education roles without slowing down their careers.

You can expect to become a leader who inspires students at the high school level. You can expect to learn the latest teaching methods, understand adolescent development, participate in curriculum development, and become a leader at your school. Students at Lindenwood University Online should expect to graduate with the confidence to step right into their next role upon degree completion.

A teaching certification is a necessary credential for teaching once you have earned your degree. Both are important requirements for your career in K-12 education, however, your degree prepares you to effectively serve as a teacher or school administrator, while your certification reflects that you have fulfilled your state-mandated requirements to allow you to teach.

A MAT degree is a Master of Arts in Teaching degree that can prepare you for teaching or school administration career paths.

Yes, you can earn your teaching degree online. Lindenwood offers its Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education online so you can flexibly pursue the next level of your education career.

The Master of Arts in Teaching with secondary certification at Lindenwood University will prepare you to become a certified content teacher for grades 9-12 in Missouri. This Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education program allows you to pursue teaching certification within the Master’s degree. We offer certification in secondary biology, chemistry, math, social studies, English, business, marketing, and speech/theatre.

Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?

Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.

Quality

Quality

We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.

Affordability

Affordability

We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.

Career-Focused

Career-Focused

Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.

Support

Support

We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.

We are committed to helping you succeed.

Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.

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