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Master of Arts Teaching Program

Classes begin Fall Annually

The Master of Arts teaching program, accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is a two-track professional development degree program.

The Initial Certification Track certifies degree-holding students as secondary education teachers in one of the secondary education areas listed below. The program is designed for those with a background in one of these areas or those students wishing to make a career change into secondary teaching. However, anyone can be admitted regardless of previous degree.

This certification component of the program can be completed in four or five consecutive semesters. If you wish to complete the master's degree, you will need to take extra semesters.

Secondary certification is available in these areas:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Earth Space Science
  • English
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

Learn more about the Initial Certification

Please Note: All students who will be seeking licensure/certification outside of Pennsylvania should consult the State Authorization web page for more information.

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