MAT in Secondary School Education

Teaching is one of the few job sectors that cannot be outsourced, which makes the job outlook for high school teachers very positive. In addition to an increase in school enrollment for U.S. children, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an increased demand for new teachers to replace teachers expected to retire by 2018.

Webster's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary School Education program provides a strong foundation in content knowledge, adolescent development, research and best practices. The program is designed to lead to initial Missouri Teacher Certification in Secondary School Education. Certifications for Art, French, German, Music (Instrumental and Choral) and Spanish are for k-12.

You'll gain an in-depth knowledge of your chosen discipline, create curriculum and assessments based on the best educational theories and practices; motivate students using the latest social and technological tools; collaborate with parents and peers to support student learning; and appreciate and be able to respond to the diverse needs of students at different developmental stages.

The mix of the theoretical and the practical encourages self-initiated, self-directed learning. 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.

Points of Distinction

  • 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.
  • Partnerships with area school districts enable you to teach and learn within the context of real schools with all the challenges, diversity, and opportunities that bring learning to life.
  • Webster University's worldwide context allows interaction with learners from around the world through online education and/or study at one of the university's many international campuses.

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