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The Master of Arts in Teaching offers an endorsement in either elementary education (K-5) or secondary education (6-12) to individuals with a bachelor’s degree seeking to become a teacher. The program equips students in both remote and online instruction strategies and provides hands-on learning with student teaching opportunities in local classrooms.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Jan. 20, 2024

Trevecca’s Master of Arts in Teaching program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It is designed for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and want to become a teacher by earning licensure in elementary education (K-5) or secondary education (6-12).

Program Benefits

  • Complete your degree in as few as 18 months.
  • Benefit from our flexible format of online and in-person instruction that allows you to earn your degree while continuing to work and maintain other commitments.
  • Pursue your degree with a supportive cohort of students working toward similar goals.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.
  • Earn your licensure in elementary education (K-5) or secondary education (6-12).
  • A job-embedded MAT program can be completed in only 4 semesters

What to Expect

We’ve built this degree on the belief that the best educators nurture and shape their students intellectually, socially and emotionally, so this program equips you to bring knowledge to the next generation as you impart wisdom, instruction and inspiration in your classroom. Our versatile program allows you to choose licensure in elementary education (K-5) or secondary education (6-12), and it covers the best practices for both remote and in-person instruction. You’ll learn how to navigate online learning management systems and deliver clear and compelling virtual lessons. You’ll also learn traditional classroom strategies for effective lesson planning and delivery, student support and problem solving. 

Beyond that, you’ll have opportunities for hands-on learning and application through our partnerships with local schools. You’ll be able to observe, collaborate, and student teach. Some of our field experiences and student teaching assignments are job-embedded opportunities. 

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.

2024 #2 Online College in Tennessee, intelligent.comRecognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

 As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith and education intersect. At Trevecca, we are committed to educating the next generation through servant leadership and helping you become the kind of educator who truly makes a difference in the lives of your students.

CAEP-Accredited-ShieldTrevecca’s School of Education degree programs meet the rigorous national standards for education preparation established by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through content and pedagogy, clinical partnerships and practice, candidate recruitment, progression and support, program impact, quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

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Tuition Cost*


*$150 Student Resource Fee assessed per course. $100 estimated book cost per course.

You’ll alternate between receiving in-person instruction and participating in virtual, synchronous classes online with other classmates. You'll also receive student teaching and field experiences as part of the program format. Job-embedded opportunities are available.

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As part of this program, you’ll choose to earn either an Elementary Education (K-5) licensure or Secondary Education (6-12) licensure. The Secondary Education (6-12) licensure is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in one of the following content areas of study:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Health
  • History
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Speech Communication
  • Theatre
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Career Opportunities

With a Master of Arts in Teaching, you’ll be ready to advance your career, tap into higher earning potential and make a greater impact on your students and school. When combined with your work experience, your degree can position you for roles like these:

  • K-12 teacher
  • School administrator
  • College professor
  • Education consultant
  • District/government specialist

Trevecca’s MAT program exceeded all my expectations. I felt like I was part of a family, not just a master’s program. During my first year of teaching, I have seen that my MAT program training was exceptional. I am so grateful to Trevecca for equipping me to excel in my profession.

Amie Haskins Class of 2021