Master of Arts in Teaching

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Why Pursue A Master Of Arts In Teaching? 

Our MAT program challenges traditional boundaries, fostering an environment of critical thinking, creativity, and active problem-solving. We're not just focused on subject mastery; we delve into the intricate nuances of engaging students across a spectrum of content areas. From reflection to research, our program shapes professionals who contribute meaningfully and adapt effortlessly to the evolving field of education. 

What You'll Learn 

Our innovative curriculum and experienced faculty guide you to cultivate an understanding of learning as an intricate process—one that requires creativity, commitment, and a deep understanding of diverse students and their needs.  

This program is built around the core proposals of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Whether you aspire to excel in classroom instruction or educational leadership, our program prepares you for the multifaceted challenges of the teaching profession.

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Elevate your journey with the Columbia College ConnectUP! program, specifically crafted to empower new teachers and students from regions facing teacher shortages in Missouri.

Program Details

View the core requirements needed to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching from Columbia College.

Pursuing a master's degree in teaching marks your commitment to fostering a love for learning and growth in students. View graduate admission requirements at Columbia College.

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Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.