The Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum (MATC) program is a fully online graduate program for both beginning and experienced teachers in schools across the United States and around the world. You can design a unique program of study aligned with your interests and goals. If you are a full-time practicing teacher, you will enjoy the opportunity to complete course assignments with the flexibility that comes with enrollment in a fully online asynchronous program. MATC courses are taught by instructors, including award-winning faculty in the Department of Teacher Education, who provide innovative learning experiences for students that embrace the possibilities of online learning. If you completed the College of Education's teaching internship, you may utilize 9 of the credits earned through the internship to complete the MATC degree.
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MATC students choose to focus their studies in:
- Educational Technology
- Educational Psychology
- K-12 Educational Administration
- Literacy and Language Instruction
- Socio-cultural Perspectives in Teaching and Learning
- Science and Mathematics Education
- English Language Learner (ELL) or English as a Second Language (ESL)
Students may further focus their studies by earning a specialization in Literacy and Language or K-12 ESL. The Language and Literacy specialization includes an option to seek a Reading Endorsement or Reading Specialist Endorsement.
In addition to earning a masters degree, MATC students who complete the program are positioned to meet the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requirements for professional development, maintain provisional certification, and apply for the MDE Professional Certificate. MATC program graduates may pursue their scholarly interests further by applying to the MSU Department of Teacher Education's Ph.D. program in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education.
Admissions and Requirements
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
A bachelor's degree
Or its equivalent, from an accredited institution (applicants must also have a minimum grade point (GPA) of 3.0 for final two years of undergraduate study
3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
Previous work experience
Curriculum vitae or résumé
Taken the TOEFL
(Only required if English is not your native language)
A written personal statement
Academic and personal statement
3 letters of recommendation
Three (3) references
Official transcripts from all previous schools
To apply to this program:
Complete a university graduate application (program code: 6728)
Chinese Certification and NOYCE/SETSUP applicants use code 6727. Applicants should note: The MATC program does not lead to teacher certification, and is no longer considering post-certification experience in admissions decisions. The program may not be offered to residents of Kentucky. The K-12 ESL Graduate Specialization may not be offered to U.S. Territories and Canadian Provinces.
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