Friends University

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) at Friends University is a 30 credit-hour, 18-month degree program. The focus is on the practical application of classroom learning-teaching skills, utilizing the best of theory and practice. Each student, with a faculty advisor, designs an individualized plan for a research study that is targeted, relevant and immediately applicable.

Skills: The program examines theories of education and is designed to increase your knowledge of specialized subjects, as well as help you to develop skills in areas such as curriculum design and educational leadership.

Quality and Convenience: The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) blends six online core classes and 12 credit hours of Friends University workshops to complete the 30-hour program. Friends University offers more than 100 workshops to choose from to fully customize your program of study beyond the core classes.  Plus, the convenience of online learning allows you to complete your course work from any place and at any time of the day, thus giving you the ability to continue working while earning your degree.

Growth Potential: The program is designed to help you advance your career, hone your classroom skills and refine your pedagogy, while informing you about advancements in technology, theory, and methodology in the field of education.

Jobs Opportunities: The MAT can help you put your career on a fast-moving path, giving you credentials for seniority or a leadership role, job security and promotions within a school or department. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for teachers can increase up to 16 percent from 2008 to 2018. Obtaining a master's degree in teaching can help you secure a teaching job in the school or school district that you want.

Program Details:For the past 20 years, the Friends University Graduate School has offered an education that is designed to fully prepare you for the career you are building. The MAT is a 30 credit-hour degree program lead by instructors who have years of industry experience in the education field. You will receive the most up-to-date, practical education possible.
The Admissions Requirements for this program include:

  • Completed application for admission and a non-refundable fee of $35.
  • Completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree in elementary or secondary education with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution.
  • Submit official transcripts sent to the following address:
    Friends University
    Attn: Admissions Processing
    2100 W. University Ave.
    Wichita, KS 67213
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience.
  • A teaching license.
  • Two letters of recommendation - one from another educator and one from a school administrator.
  • Completion of program interview process.
  • Written approval of admission by the program director after review of the admission requirements.

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