Essential elementary teaching
Learn to manage the K-6 classroom and meet the needs of elementary students. Research best practices, and guide your students toward success. Master the foundations of literacy, integrate digital technology, and apply teaching techniques designed for young learners. The M.A.T. graduate degree incorporates all Transition to Teaching certificate coursework, plus additional courses in elementary pedagogy and leadership.
The advantage of a local student teaching experience
Combine the convenience of an online program with the rigor and mentorship of a traditional teacher preparation program so that you can teach and lead effectively as a new teacher. All M.A.T. students are required to complete Student Teaching as well as embedded field experiences throughout the program. Through the student teaching experience, you are able to put into practice what you have researched and learned in your online courses.
The T2T and M.A.T. programs have special admissions requirements.
A note about licensure
The M.A.T. and T2T programs are approved by the Indiana Department of Education for an initial teacher license. In addition to completion of the M.A.T. or T2T, Indiana has other teacher licensing requirements, including but not limited to CPR training and suicide prevention training. All graduates must first obtain an initial teaching license in Indiana before applying for a teacher license in their own state. However, states may have additional licensure requirements. Students are solely responsible for determining whether they are eligible for initial licensure in the state in which they intend to teach. It is vitally important that students know before enrolling and be continually aware of their own state licensure requirements.