masters of arts in teaching

looking to become an educator after working in another or related field? our our masters of arts in teaching (mat) graduate program is a perfect way to prepare you for classroom teaching in elementary and secondary schools! 

our mat program is perfect for initial teacher certification for those with a baccalaureate degree but no professional education who would like to prepare to teach.

admission requirements

  • completed application form and $50 matriculation fee (waived for hastings college graduates)
  • baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • 2.5 overall gpa on a 4.0 scale
  • state of nebraska required ets core academic skills test (or praxis i). scores showing passage from the educational testing service (ets) office received in the education department
  • two references from school administrators or college professors
  • personal interview required at the discretion of the department in which the major area of study is to be taken

general degree requirements

  • 36 semester hours of graduate credit (program may include additional courses that are required for certification)
  • cumulative gpa  of 3.0
  • culminating experience presentation
  • completion of all work for the degree within a five-year period. in exceptional circumstances, a one-year extension may be granted
  • passing scores on praxis ii content test required for teacher certification


  • view our 2019-21 master of arts in teaching catalog: google doc
  • view our 2018-19 master of arts in teaching catalog: google doc | .pdf

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