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Master of Arts in Teaching

Loyola University New Orleans is proud to offer its Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. The university has designed this degree program so that individuals can obtain a teacher certification at the secondary level (Grades 6-12) and a graduate degree at the same time.

  • Approximately 40% of courses will be online

  • Other courses will be “hybrid” and take place in a secondary school classroom. Individuals currently teaching at the secondary level may use their own classroom at their place of employment for course-related activities.

  • Emphasis on competency-based skills and real-world situations

  • “Coaching” of each teacher candidate is integral to the program

  • Emphasis on the individual student and his/her particular situation

  • Readily-available advising

  • Loyola is a Jesuit university and degrees from Jesuit institutions are recognized across the US and all over the world for their rigor and quality.

  • Students are able to complete the program in a little more than a year, provided a minimum of 9 hours is carried each semester (including summers)

  • Graduate tuition rate of $409 per credit hour = half the regular graduate tuition at Loyola

The MAT degree program is ideal for an individual currently holding a teaching position but has yet to be certified. The program is designed with working professionals in mind. One of our courses on research in the area of “Best Practices in Teaching” will be intellectually stimulating and practical at the same time. All teachers could benefit from this course.

Office of Admissions:

For questions about applying to the program or checking the status of your application, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions below. 

(504) 865-3240

Program Director:

Dr. Glenda Hembree
Office of Teacher Education

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete a Master of Arts in Teaching application.

  • Submit Official Undergraduate Degree Transcript from a regionally accredited college or university (Must have a non-education degree)

  • Submit any additional undergraduate transcripts whether or not you earned a degree. 

  • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA of a 3.0

  • Official GRE test score

  • Official Praxis I test score (Also accepted: ACT/SAT score above a composite 22/1030 OR if you currently have a Graduate degree

  • Official Praxis II test score in your chosen academic content area

  • Three Professional References

Official Transcripts, Test Scores and Letter of Recommendation should be sent directly from the college/university, testing center or the recommender to or the mailing address below:

Loyola University New Orleans
Graduate Admissions
Campus Box 18
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118    

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Curriculum for Master of Arts in Teaching Program

TEAC-A700    Intro. To Educ. “Best Practices” Research: Applications            3 sem. hrs.
​TEAC-A705    Multiculturalism and Social Justice                                          3 sem. hrs.
​TEAC-A710    Exceptional Individuals in a Diverse Society                            3 sem. hrs. 
​TEAC-A715    The Adolescent Learner                                                         3 sem. hrs.
​TEAC-A720    Differentiated Instruction:  Applications                                  3 sem. hrs.
​TEAC-A725    Language and Literacy in a Diverse Society                             3 sem. hrs.
​TEAC-A730    Statistics and Assessment                                                      3 sem. hrs.
​TEAC-A735    Effective Classroom Management and Organization                  3 sem. hrs.
​TEAC-A740    Advanced Methods of Secondary School Teaching I                  3 sem. hrs.
​TEAC-A745    Specific Content Area Methods II                                            3 sem. hrs.
​TEAC-A795    Internship/Student Teaching in Diverse Communities               6 sem. hrs.

                                                                                                               Total:  36 hours


Subject Areas in which Loyola recommends certification:

Social Studies
Environmental Science

Master of Arts in Teaching Course Information