Master of Arts in Teaching
The MAT program was originally designed to support the growing need for qualified teachers for Idaho schools, and it has grown to support the need for certified teachers all over the world. Through the MAT program, candidates can receive both a Masters Degree and Idaho Teacher Certification in as little as four semesters.
Two different options are available leading to Idaho Teacher Certification, both requiring a bachelor's degree for admission. Neither requires any previous teaching experience.
- Alternate Authorization: This option is for teachers in the state of Idaho who have been hired without certification (emergency hires/alternative authorization). This option is completed within 3 years.
- Traditional Option: This option is for candidates with a bachelor's degree who would like to pursue Idaho teacher certification. This option can be completed in four semesters.
The Master’s program coursework is fully online (both asynchronous and synchronous courses) with two different options available leading to Idaho teacher certification. Required field experience and student teaching must be done in a face-to-face classroom setting but can be done in your hometown.