Master of Arts in Teaching
Welcome to Webster University's Online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Two graduate majors, Multidisciplinary Studies and Educational Technology, are available as 100% online programs. Courses are taught as 1, 2 or 3 credit courses in the Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. Courses vary in length from four weeks to 16 weeks.
Multidisciplinary Studies Major
The Multidisciplinary Studies major emphasizes content mastery, curriculum development, and instruction. The program incorporates courses throughout the School of Education graduate studies curriculum. This broad content emphasis, paired with theory and methods, helps teachers develop the skills to unify an otherwise diverse range of subject matter and educational responsibilities.
Optional Emphasis areas available online:
- Educational Technology
- Humane Education and Character Development (12 credit hours)
- Teaching English as a Second Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (can also serve as an emphasis area for Communications Arts M.A.T)
Educational Technology Major
The Educational Technology major provides educators with a broad-based expertise of technology in education. Both theory and practical knowledge for applying technologies are integrated in the program. Methodology, technology infusion into curriculum, and student-oriented learning processes are stressed.
Communication Arts Major
The online Communication Arts major is designed to provide educators from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to study theoretical and practical developments in historical and contemporary forms of communication. Degree candidates are required to demonstrate how their online experiences can be integrated into their classroom curriculum.
MAT Program Requirements
Multidisciplinary Studies majors and Educational Technology majors complete 33 credit hours of required, core, and elective courses. Emphasis areas in the Multidisciplinary Studies major are optional. Please see detailed major and emphasis area requirements in Webster University's Graduate Catalog.