MAT in Elementary Education
Elementary school teachers have a profound effect on the cognitive, social, and moral growth of their students. In addition to basics like reading, writing and math, K-12 teachers are preparing children for the real world through collaboration, innovation, critical thinking and communication--using curriculum tailored to student interest--delivered with the latest technology.
A master’s in teaching degree in Elementary Education from Webster will teach you how to engage students through an innovative curriculum; motivate them; assess progress; and teach the academic, social and technological skills they’ll need to live in a changing world.
Classes place the accent on interaction, dialogue, experimentation, and ongoing education to make the experience exciting and rewarding. The curriculum incorporates a blend of traditional teaching methods, innovative instructional approaches, and creative use of technology in classrooms—Web-enhanced or online—to provide well-rounded, current expertise in the field. This gives you the distinct advantage of the latest theory and real world practice.
The 33 credit-hour degree program may be completed in just two and a half years if you attend one class per term, and is designed to provide the foundation for teacher preparation leading to initial Missouri teacher certification in Elementary Education.
Points of Distinction
- Established in 1963, the M.A.T. program helps teachers stay in the forefront of their academic specialty and on the cutting edge of the latest educational strategies and techniques.
- Professors add to their body of knowledge with foreign study. In fact, a recent report published by a faculty member assessed the school system in Singapore, a consistent leader on math and science achievement tests worldwide.
- Education programs recognized for their excellence and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, by the International Reading Association, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.