A master's degree for every type of teacher

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Professional Educator program is a graduate education program designed for educators across the United States. You will gain practical experience in education that you can immediately apply in the classroom. Best of all, you can earn your master’s degree 100% online.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Professional Educator program at Morningside College is broken into two parts:

  • Professional Foundations Core is comprised of 18 graduate credits that are required for all students
  • Professional Teaching Core is comprised of 18 graduate credits you select based on your goals and interests

In total, the MAT Professonal Educator program requires a total of 36 graduate credits that must be completed within a seven-year timeframe.


Professional Foundation Core

18 graduate credits

Gain a broad knowledge base through educational theory study, research, and practice. These courses address the Five Core Propositions of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, the Iowa Teaching Standards, and the Graduate Program in Education's Student Learning Outcomes.  

Required Courses:

  • EDUC 502 Learning in Educational Settings 
  • EDUC 512 Issues in Education 
  • EDUC 522 Instructional Technology 
  • EDUC 611 Student Diversity and Educational Practice 
  • EDUC 697 Educational Research 
  • EDUC 698 Data Collection and Analysis 
  • EDUC 699 Interpreting and Reporting Educational Research 

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Professional Teaching Core

18 graduate credits selected by the student from the following options:


Total graduate credit hours required for degree: 36




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