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Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum

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Growing in your profession

Structured for beginning, experienced and international teachers alike, the Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum program at Michigan State University helps educators grow in their profession.

All online

This program is entirely online, and features courses that can be focused on students’ interests, while maintaining a program focus of developing teachers as thought leaders, accomplished professionals and pioneers in and out of their classrooms.

Committed to excellence

The College of Education’s online MATC Program is committed to student engagement and support, the use of innovative technology, outstanding faculty and a strong peer reputation.

Please note that the MATC Program does not lead to initial teacher certification.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Apply for summer, fall, or spring. Application deadlines:

  • Summer:  April 1
  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 1

Notes:  

  • The MATC may not be offered to residents of Kentucky. The state of Kentucky has not authorized its residents to participate in online M.A. programs in Education.
  • The K-12 ESL Graduate Specialization may not be offered to residents of the U.S. Territories and Canadian Provinces.

Attend the next MATC virtual information session

Interested in learning more about the MATC program? Join Program Director Dr. Curtis Lewis at our next virtual information session on March 11 at 4 p.m. EST.

This event will provide an overview of the program, the student experience and the application process. Event attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive an application fee waiver.

Register to attend on March 11 >>

Ranked #1 in the nation

Michigan State University is among the best institutions to earn an online master’s degree in education, according to U.S. News & World Report.

In fact, MSU is ranked #1 in the nation in the specialty area for curriculum and instruction for the second year in a row!

Learn more about the 2024 rankings and learning opportunities for students.

Curious about what it’s like being an online student at MSU? Attend our “Ask An Online Master’s Student” event on March 19.

What can I expect?



ENGAGE IN CRITICAL INQUIRY


Learn to ask, and answer, tough questions in education.


DEVELOP AS ACCOMPLISHED TEACHERS


Expand your knowledge, skills and repertoire as an educator.


BECOME A TEACHER LEADER


Take action beyond the classroom.

MATC welcomes cohort of Rockford Public Schools teachers

Nearly 20 K-12 teachers returned to the classroom as MATC students this year, supported by a new partnership between the College of Education and Rockford Public Schools.

Funded by the Michigan Department of Education “Grow Your Own” program, these educators joined the MATC program, allowing them to earn their master’s degrees, additional teaching endorsements, and new skills and specialty areas.

Read more about the MATC-Rockford partnership >>

MATC By the Numbers


100%


ONLINE

20:1


STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

30


CREDIT PROGRAM

P-12


STUDIES FOCUSING ON ALL GRADE LEVELS

MATC Concentrations

MATC students can choose from several concentrations, with up to nine credits of study. They include:

1. educational technology,
2. educational psychology,
3. K-12 educational administration,
4. literacy and language instruction,
5. socio-cultural perspectives in teaching and learning,
6. science and mathematics education and
7. English language learner (ELL) or English as a second language (ESL).

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The biggest advantage of the MATC program was that it allowed me to work abroad and, at the same time, earn a master’s degree from one of the most reputable colleges of education in the United States.

TONY BARNES

Alumnus

Are you an MSU teaching intern?

The MATC program could be the next step in your education. Utilizing nine (9) of the credits that you earn through your internship, up to 30%* of the degree is already completed. That amounts to nearly $13,000 in cost savings!

Learn more by making an appointment with the MATC advisor.
* Some exceptions apply.

Intern teaching to students