Master of Arts in Teaching

A full- or part-time program to complete a master's degree AND earn a teaching certificate

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Master of Arts in Teaching


Do you have a bachelor's degree and interest in teaching? In one year, you can earn your teaching certificate and a Master of Arts in Teaching. (Approved by Missouri DESE)

How does the M.A.T. program work?

Jewell's program helps you apply your existing professional knowledge and experience to teaching. You'll work in school classrooms immediately and learn how to teach students effectively from experienced master teachers.

The Timeframe
  • Full-time program starts June 1 and can be completed in one calendar year.
  • Part-time program can be started at any time and can be completed in two years or less.
  • Evening, weekend and hybrid classes accommodate adult learner schedules.
The Program
  • Full-time Jewell Education professors work closely with you to mentor and support coursework, fieldwork, student teaching and beyond.  
  • Can be done in one or two years, depending upon your schedule and desired pace of study.
  • You will need to pass the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) before admission to validate your content knowledge.
  • Cost is $500/credit hour.
The Outcome

In addition to achieving teacher certification and a master's degree, you'll be part of a successful, highly reputable program. Jewell teacher education graduates are highly sought by school districts and have had a 100% teaching job placement rate for the past five years and a 90% fifteen-year placement rate. 

Teacher Certifications

Jewell's M.A.T. Program offers certifications for high school teaching in these areas (in which you already have a closely related baccalaureate degree):

  • Art (K-12)
  • Biology (9-12)
  • Business (9-12)
  • Communication (Teach Speech & Theatre 9-12)
  • Chemistry (9-12)
  • Chinese (K-12)
  • Earth Science (9-12)
  • English (9-12)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (K-12)
  • French (K-12)
  • German (K-12)
  • Health (K-12)
  • Journalism (9-12)
  • Marketing (9-12)
  • Math (9-12)
  • Music - Instrumental (K-12)
  • Music - Vocal (K-12)
  • Physical Education (K-12)
  • Physics (9-12)
  • Social Science (9-12)
  • Spanish (K-12)
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“Jewell professors instill the ideals of hard work, doing what's best for kids and thinking outside the box. They taught me the importance of trying new things in the classroom, and I'm piloting a new class in business after two years as a teacher.”

Abby Rowan Nickel, '17, 6th grade science teacher in Wentzville, Missouri, School District

Curriculum Guides

Jewell's M.A.T. degree is 30 graduate hours (500 course level and above). Total credits for certification vary depending upon prior credits that may apply. If you have no prior credits, you will complete 47 credits for your M.A.T. degree and certification for all areas except music, which requires between 54 and 60 depending on specialization.

  • 1-Year Program

    Summer

    • EDU 220 High Leverage Teaching Strategies, (4) credits - June evenings
    • EDU 601 Intro to Ed Research, (4) credits - June weekends
    • EDU 504 Diverse Learners, (4) credits – June/July evenings
    • CTI 150 Diversity & Inclusion, (2) credits – July evenings or July weekends

    Fall

    • EDU 212 Fieldwork I, (1) credit – First 7 weeks
    • EDU 213 Fieldwork II, (1) credit – First 7 weeks
    • EDU 507 Graduate Instructional Design & Assessment, (4) credits - day class scheduled around student teaching
    • EDU 501 Differentiated Instruction, (4) credits - evening
    • EDU 510 Graduate Student Teaching I, (4) credits – in schools during the day.

    Spring

    • EDU 280 Disciplinary Literacy & Methods, (5) credits – scheduled around student teaching
    • EDU 308 Literacy Intervention, (4) credits – scheduled around student teaching [only required for 9-12; not K-12]
    • EDU 520 Graduate Seminar, (4) credits -  evening
    • EDU 511 Graduate Student Teaching II, (6) credits – in schools during the day.
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  • 2-Year Program

    Summer I

    • EDU 220 High Level Teaching Strategies, (4) credits evenings - June evenings
    • EDU 504 Diverse Learners (4) credits, – June/July evenings

    Fall I

    • EDU 212 Fieldwork I, (1) credit – 35 hours in schools during the day over the semester.
    • EDU 507 Graduate Instructional Design & Assessment, (4) credits – day class. [Could be done Fall II]
    • CTI 150 Diversity & Inclusion, (2) credits – late afternoon or weekend

    Spring I

    • EDU 213 Fieldwork, (1) credit – 40 hours in schools during the day over the semester.
    • EDU 280 Disciplinary Literacy & Methods, (5) credits – day class [Could be done Spring II]
    • EDU 308 Literacy Intervention, (4) credits - day class [Could be done Spring II - only required for 9-12; not K-12]

    Summer II

    • EDU 601 Intro to Ed Research, (4) credits - June weekends 

    Fall II

    • EDU 510 Graduate Student Teaching I, (4) credits – in schools during the day.
    • EDU 501 Differentiated Instruction, (4) credits - evening

    Spring II

    • EDU 520 Graduate Seminar, (4) credits -  evening
    • EDU 511 Graduate Student Teaching II, (6) credits – in schools during the day.
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