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 middle school (grades 4-8) or secondary level (Grades 6-12) and a graduate degree at the same time.
Some courses will be “hybrid” and take place in a school classroom. Individuals currently teaching 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
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.
Dr. Glenda Hembree
Office of Teacher Education
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the mailing address below:
Loyola University New Orleans
Campus Box 18
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
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-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.
TEAC-A712 Identifying and Teaching Students with Dyslexia 3 sem. hrs.
TEAC-A702 Fundamentals of Literacy Development * 3 sem. hrs.
*(middle school certification only)
Subject Areas in which Loyola recommends certification: