Northwest Nazarene University

Master of Arts in Teaching

About the Program

NNU's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with Elementary or Secondary Education Teacher Certification is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and desire to become a licensed elementary or secondary teacher. The 16-month program includes 12 months of coursework and one semester of student teaching. Upon completion of the program, you will be ready to step into an elementary, middle, or high school classroom of your own.

Courses in this program are fully online but may have synchronous video class sessions. You are encouraged to attend these sessions, but archived sessions are also available for review. You will be required to complete approximately 100 hours of field experience in public schools prior to student teaching.

  • Earn a teaching certificate and a Master of Arts in Teaching in just 16 months
  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of fully online coursework
  • Learn from dedicated, highly qualified, caring faculty members

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Mary Lou Lopez

With the cohort design of NNU's master of education program, a supportive learning atmosphere is created—you're not just a face in the crowd. I now consider my fellow students as close friends, and I thank them for all the support they gave me. We motivated and encouraged each other to achieve excellence.

Mary Lou Lopez