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Teaching and Curriculum

Master of Arts

Online

Course Delivery

30

Total Credits

$26,925

Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

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.

 

Program Highlights

National


#1 in Curriculum & Instruction - U.S. News Rankings (specialty)
#2 in Curriculum & Instruction - U.S. News Rankings (online)

International


#1 in Education - Shanghai Global Rankings (academic)
#2 in Education - Center for World University Rankings (academic)

 

Program Outcomes

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.

Career Outlook

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.

A Top-Ranked Education

 

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Doug Hartman headshot

Dr. Douglas K. Hartman

Professor and MATC Program Coordinator

Dr. Douglas K. Hartman is Professor of Technology & Human Learning in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, with a courtesy appointment in the Educational Psychology/Educational Technology Program. His research focuses on the use of technologies for teaching and learning in a numbers of areas—school, community, work, and sports.

Course Information 

 

Core

TE 818 - Curriculum in Its Social Context (3 Credits)

 

Elective

TE 801 - Professional Roles and Teaching Practice I (3 Credits)
TE 807 - Professional Development and Inquiry (3 Credits)
TE 808 - Inquiry into Classroom Teaching and Learning (3 Credits)
TE 870 - Curriculum Design, Development, and Deliberation in Schools (3 Credits)
TE 872 - Teachers as Teacher Educators (3 Credits)
TE 873 - Literacy Leadership (3 Credits)

Admissions 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 academic personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application
  • 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.

Key Dates

Summer 

Application Deadline

April 1st

Fall 

Application Deadline

August 1st

Spring 

Application Deadline

December 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,925
$26,925

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

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.

 

Program Highlights

National


#1 in Curriculum & Instruction - U.S. News Rankings (specialty)
#2 in Curriculum & Instruction - U.S. News Rankings (online)

International


#1 in Education - Shanghai Global Rankings (academic)
#2 in Education - Center for World University Rankings (academic)

 

Program Outcomes

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.

Career Outlook

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.

A Top-Ranked Education

 

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Doug Hartman headshot

Dr. Douglas K. Hartman

Professor and MATC Program Coordinator

Dr. Douglas K. Hartman is Professor of Technology & Human Learning in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, with a courtesy appointment in the Educational Psychology/Educational Technology Program. His research focuses on the use of technologies for teaching and learning in a numbers of areas—school, community, work, and sports.

Course Information 

 

Core

TE 818 - Curriculum in Its Social Context (3 Credits)

 

Elective

TE 801 - Professional Roles and Teaching Practice I (3 Credits)
TE 807 - Professional Development and Inquiry (3 Credits)
TE 808 - Inquiry into Classroom Teaching and Learning (3 Credits)
TE 870 - Curriculum Design, Development, and Deliberation in Schools (3 Credits)
TE 872 - Teachers as Teacher Educators (3 Credits)
TE 873 - Literacy Leadership (3 Credits)

Admissions 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 academic personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application
  • 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.

Key Dates

Summer 

Application Deadline

April 1st

Fall 

Application Deadline

August 1st

Spring 

Application Deadline

December 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,925
$26,925

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.