Master of Arts in Teaching

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Master of Arts
Graduate Degree
School of Education
3–4 Semesters

Overview

Our Master of Arts in Teaching program is for those who want to go beyond teaching and become a highly qualified, sought-after, and impactful teacher. Our students are certified to teach the moment they graduate, and can specialize to focus on elementary education, secondary education, and/or special education. You will learn from faculty who have spent years in the classroom and gain hands-on skills in a student-teaching environment. When you step into your new career, you’ll already be a step ahead of the competition.

Who It's For

This program is designed for students who have recently graduated or those who have completed their undergraduate degrees and may have spent a few years in the workforce already. It’s designed for those who are passionate about teaching, shaping young lives, and ultimately changing the world.

Key Benefits

  • See the whole picture. There's no program quite like this in the state of Utah: you'll gain a holistic, liberal arts-influenced education that has a focus on student learning.
  • Be hands-on. We offer small class sizes, experienced professors, student-teaching assignments in the community, and interactive learning activities. It all adds up to better-prepared educators.

How Long It Takes

Students can complete this program in three to four semesters, depending on their course load.

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About the Program

Set yourself up for a meaningful and successful teaching career through an active learning environment that includes discussions, group activities, presentations, and projects. Through our Funds of Knowledge and Travel Seminar program, students enhance their teaching ability and knowledge of cultural importance by experiencing Latin America's history and literature firsthand. Recent destinations have included Mexico, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.

What You'll Learn

  • Gain teaching strategies from practitioners who intimately know the classroom environment.
  • Emerge equipped with the skills and knowledge to have a profound impact on our community's future through our children.

Plan of Study

You may pursue a plan of study in accordance with your educational goals. Program requirements and course descriptions are available in the online course catalog.

Licensing

Graduates can obtain 1 of 3 licenses: elementary education, secondary education, or special education. An additional offering unique to the MAT program is the opportunity to earn dual licensure in general and special education or a TESOL endorsement.

Licensing and endorsement requirements vary by state. Utah students must apply with the Utah State Board of Education.

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Career Opportunities

"I was able to start teaching—and get paid for it—while studying teaching. I have been extremely successful thus far in my teaching career. My evaluations have all been superior and I feel like I owe that success to the education I received at Westminster."

Susan Abney ('12)
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Tuition and Fees

At Westminster, we are committed to making your education affordable.

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Financial Aid

Westminster works with all students to determine the financial aid opportunities available to them. Federal financial aid is available and will be awarded on an individual basis to students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some federal financial aid programs require students to maintain the equivalent of full- or part-time enrollment. Westminster also offers scholarships for graduate students.

Scholarships

Students in the Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching programs who are Westminster bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, Bachelor of Business Administration program, or bachelor of fine arts alumni are eligible for the Westminster Alumni Scholarship.

Loans

Graduate students are eligible for Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct (grad) PLUS loans through the U.S. Department of Education’s federal student loan program.

Grants

Students in education programs may be eligible for the federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program. Grants are generally need-based and do not need to be repaid. Some grants have requirements upon graduation to ensure repayment is not necessary.

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study is a federally funded program that provides job opportunities for students to earn money to help pay for college. Westminster employs hundreds of students each year in different areas.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

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