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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The master of arts in teaching (MAT) focuses on advancing your teaching career and improving your classroom skills. The College of Education offers MAT degrees in a variety of subjects to give you the opportunity to dive deeply into your area of interest. Each option provides both field experience in the classroom and an exploration of pedagogical theory and implementation.

Master of Arts (MA)

Forge a future beyond classroom teaching in our highly regarded, research-based master's programs. You will research and complete your master's thesis while furthering studies in your chosen discipline. These programs prepare you for doctoral studies, and many are offered in flexible formats including online and part-time options.

Master of Science (MS)

Our master of science (MS) degree offers two different career tracks. The thesis programs engage you in research and advanced scholarly study with the goal of pursuing a PhD or a career in research. The non-thesis programs provide advanced training in a specialized area with a focus on real-world application.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Achieve the highest academic degree in your field through our highly ranked doctoral programs. Work closely with our accomplished faculty on producing original research and gaining the experience to become a leader in your profession. Many of the programs are individually crafted, allowing you to pursue your unique scholarly interests.

Doctor of Education (EdD)

The Doctor of Education (EdD) prepares students to teach at the college level or take on a professional role in education. Our programs use a practical, entrepreneurial, and technical approach rather than a purely research-based focus. You'll develop skills that allow you to make wide-ranging changes and an important educational impact at an organizational level, such as in school administration.


Endorsements are training for current teachers who want to add expertise in specific areas. The College of Education offers endorsements in areas such as mathematics, reading education, ESOL and gifted.

Other Graduate Programs

Our highly ranked graduate education programs take your career to the next level. Whether you're seeking initial teaching certification, a certification upgrade, or improved specialized set of skills, our master's-level and doctoral degrees.