Master of Arts in Teaching

Learning, networking, and career opportunities

The Master of Arts in teaching is a program of study to prepare students for teacher licensure in Arkansas. Students who complete the program of study may be recommended to the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for licensure as teachers in the grade ranges of K-12, 4-12, 4-8 or 7-12 contingent upon area of preparation.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Assessment development
  • Field experience
  • Unit and lesson plan creation


  • Managing of the Classroom Environment
  • Methods and Strategies of Instruction
  • Planning and Preparation of Lessons
  • Professional Responsibilities

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

You could work as a(n):

  • Classroom teacher K-12, 4-8, 4-12 or 7-12

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Atkins School District
  • Dardanelle School District
  • Russellville School District
  • School districts throughout Arkansas and surrounding states

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree are:

  • Endorsements in Dyslexia and Special Education
  • Master(s) in Educational Technology, Educational Technology, Library Media Specialist, Literacy K-12 or Special Education

For more information, please contact Dr. Ellen Treadway, MAT Program Director, ATU Department of Teaching and Educational Leadership

Office phone: 479-880-4901  Email:

Graduation cap and diploma
Point of Pride

This program provides an opportunity for those who decided to teach after earning their bachelors to be able to do so. Students in this program can already be working in schools.


Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.