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M.A.T. Teaching With Alternative Certification


Program Overview

Are you looking for the certification you need to further your teaching career from a Christian worldview? Acquire the knowledge, strategies, and skills you need to improve your effectiveness and leadership in the K-12 classroom. 

Classes are delivered in a face-to-face format of 15-week semesters, with classes meeting at least once per week. 

Degree Plan for M.A.T in Teaching with Alternative Certification 

A Master of Arts in Teaching with Alternative Certification will enable you to:

  • Critically and constructively evaluate the philosophical foundation of various issues and systems from a Christian worldview
  • Effectively use technology to differentiate instruction, learning, and assessment for a diverse range of students
  • Enhance classroom instruction and assessment using proven theories and principles
  • Develop and communicate an inspiring vision using a variety of research methods and communication strategies
  • Develop, implement and evaluate equitable leadership policies and systems to ensure that each stakeholder is treated fairly, with an understanding of culture and context

Career opportunities include:

  • Teaching in a K-12 Public, Private, Virtual or Christian School
  • Missions and International Education

Are There Scholarships Available?

The Graduate School of Education provides the following Graduate Scholarships.


Dr. Patrick Otto
Graduate Chair
College of Education

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