Online Master’s Degree Program

M.A. Teaching (Certification or Non-Certification)

Advance Your Teaching Career

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

January 11

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

37 or 33

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Degree Overview

Advance your career as an educator with a Master of Arts in Teaching online from the University of West Alabama. Learn from one of the leading trainers of educators in the state, in an online format designed for working teachers. Study from practitioners in the field in a flexible and convenient format so that you can reach your career goals in education.

Pursue the online MAT program with Alabama MAT certification option to build your teaching skills and obtain a master’s-level certificate that can enhance your current position and reveal further opportunities. You will need a current certificate in the same teaching field(s) of the master’s-level certificate. If you are not an Alabama resident or do not plan to pursue teaching jobs in Alabama, review teacher certification requirements in your state to see if this program will be approved for certification.

Pursue the online MAT program without certification option to build your teaching skills and prepare for advanced positions in education that do not require certification. You may also consider this option if you are changing careers or the subject you currently teach.

Who is this degree for?

  • Educators seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching.
  • Educators seeking to build their teaching skills and pursue opportunities for advancement.
  • Educators seeking to change the subject they currently teach (non-certification).
  • Individuals seeking a career change to education (non-certification).
  • Those who require online teaching courses to maintain employment and family commitments.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

January 11

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

37 or 33

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

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Course Details

Total Hours: 37 or 33

Program Completion Requirements

The student shall:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than “C.”
  • Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.

Admissions

Your experience at the University of West Alabama is designed to be as straightforward and convenient as possible. From the moment you apply, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance from an enrollment counselor. And once you’re in your program, you’ll have a personal success coach who can answer your questions and help with anything you need.

To get started please complete an online application.

Program Requirements (Certification)

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Teaching, the prospective educator candidate must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, including fingerprints, verification of background clearance and a valid bachelor’s-level professional educator certificate in the same teaching field(s) in which the master’s-level certificate is sought.

Program Requirements (Non-Certification)

To be admitted to the non-certification MAT degree, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. Teacher certification is not necessary for this degree program. However, students in this program must concentrate in the same field as their undergraduate major or have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours in the desired field. If a student wishes to change fields, undergraduate coursework may be required to complete any deficiencies that may exist in the new discipline. This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate in the state of Alabama.

Tuition

Graduate tuition is $429 per credit hour. There is a $50 technology fee each semester.

The University of West Alabama is dedicated to keeping education costs affordable and providing students with a full range of grants, scholarships and loans. Approximately 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. To determine financial aid eligibility, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for UWA is 001024.

Transfer

UWA may accept up to 9 hours of transfer credit from graduate-level courses that align with this program.

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