Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Arts in teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for individuals who wish to become certified teachers. This program is ideal for working adults who hold a bachelor’s degree and want the opportunity to pursue teacher certification.

The K-5 and 6-12/K-12 (content specific) licensure programs are tailored for working adults who want to pursue the licensure sequence and obtain a master’s degree at the same time. Secondary subject area options are based on a student’s bachelor’s degree or Praxis II scores. This state-accredited program is delivered in an accelerated format, which includes face-to-face, synchronous Zoom and online instruction. Valuable classroom experience with area schools is provided by clinical courses.

Applicants must be admitted into the teacher education program prior to beginning any coursework in the curriculum. To see the list of courses for the Master of Arts in Teaching, please review the catalog.

Dr. Peggy Goodson - Rochelle

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Michael Bodary

Tusculum University’s Master of Arts in Education program delivers the perfect balance of theory and application, rigor and practicality. It’s an excellent option for motivated individuals who want to fast-track their new career, achieve a higher pay scale and/or bolster their classroom effectiveness – and the experienced, competent professors are eager to support you in achieving your goals.


Meeting Our Mission

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The Master of Arts in Teaching program prepares teacher education candidates to teach students in community schools.

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Along with professional and pedagogical coursework, candidates will experience two field placements within their certification levels prior to student teaching.  Elementary (K-5) student teachers will be placed in a lower and upper elementary placement (K-2, 3-5). Students seeking secondary licensure will gain practice at both middle school and high school levels. Students seeking K-12 licensure will experience an elementary and high school placement. Clinical placements in community schools provide candidates rich, hands-on learning. 

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Candidates in our program are challenged to be lifelong learners and develop creative solutions for situations that are ever-changing.

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Through student teaching placements, the MAT program connects student teachers with the community and empowers them to positively impact young lives and their families and enhance the quality of life.

Program Success

Many TU graduates have become Teachers of the Year for their districts and regionally.