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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Elementary Education
 
CAEP Accredited Provider

Through an online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education degree, you will prepare to become a skilled, licensed teacher in the elementary school setting. Walden's program promotes a contemporary, culturally responsive approach to teaching and supports increased diversity in schools.

This program features:

  • Virtual Field Experiences as well as school-based field experiences
  • A reflective, research-based approach to learning
  • A curriculum based on state and national industry standards

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More about our MAT program

A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education degree can prepare you to pursue career options such as:

  • Elementary School Teacher

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Public elementary schools
  • Private elementary schools

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education can equip you with the skills and confidence to make a difference for students in your community. In this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Explore K-6 content areas and the dynamics of effective planning, instruction, and assessment for diverse student populations.
  • Appropriately integrate a variety of learning technologies in the classroom.
  • Apply the results of research in the field of education to create positive social change.
  • Foster positive trusting relationships with a variety of stakeholders through cultural responsiveness.
  • Evaluate assessment data to make informed instructional decisions that promote student development.
  • Implement differentiated learning experiences that support development in elementary students.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application and continuing all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

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Our Enrollment Specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

CAEP Accredited Provider

Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2019 through June 2026. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, promoting excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. The Riley College of Education and Leadership earned CAEP accreditation by meeting rigorous national standards and demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.

CAEP accreditation is based on a review of The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership’s initial teacher preparation programs—the BS in Elementary Education and the Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Special Education—and advanced educator preparation programs—the EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration and the MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration. Three of these programs were reviewed by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), which defines content-area standards for programs, and achieved national recognition: Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Special Education, EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration, and MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration.

Why earn your MAT at Walden?

Licensure

Walden is approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) to offer a program leading to initial licensure in Elementary Education. Candidates must pass the required Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams (MTLEs) before Walden can recommend candidates to PELSB for the license. Candidates are responsible for completing any other Minnesota requirements beyond Walden’s state-approved program and PELSB is solely responsible for reviewing applications and issuing licenses.Individuals interested in an elementary education licensure in states other than Minnesota may qualify by virtue of completing a state-approved teacher preparation program; however, individuals must review their state’s regulations to ensure the program meets all requirements, paying particular attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state program completers. If you reside in certain states, you may be ineligible to enroll in this program. Please contact an Enrollment Specialist for more information. Walden Enrollment Specialists can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement.

Prospective Kentucky and North Carolina students: This program does not qualify for teacher state licensure in Kentucky or North Carolina. Students who are interested in receiving teaching licensure in these states should not enroll in this program.

Prospective Alabama students: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P–12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

ONGOING MILITARY OFFER:

A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/.