Master of Arts in Teaching

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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is designed for practicing educators and professionals who want to enhance their teaching skills, broaden their intellectual and professional understanding by interrelating educational theory and practice to promote lifelong learning efforts, and sustain their commitment as instructional leaders in educational settings.

For Candidates in Nevada

Candidates pursuing the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree must already hold a Nevada teaching license. The MAT degree is not a credentialing program and does not meet the standards of quality for licensure or endorsement in teaching in public education in Nevada. Please note that the Master of Arts in Teaching Program Learning Outcomes are aligned to the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Commission (InTASC) Standards for Nevada.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking skills and active reflection to evaluate and improve professional practice.
  • Analyze diversity issues in education to support equity pedagogy, social justice, and community collaboration.
  • Apply information literacy skills to inquire, research, teach, and learn.


(10 courses; 45 quarter units)
To receive a Master of Arts in Teaching, students must complete 45 quarter units of graduate work. A total of 4.5 quarter units of graduate credit may be granted for equivalent graduate work completed, as it applies to this degree and if the units were not used in earning another advanced degree. Those holding National Board Certification qualify for a waiver of one of the following courses: MAT 641, MAT 642, MAT 643, or MAT 644. Students who submit official American Council on Education (ACE) transcripts will qualify for 4.5 quarter units of transfer graduate credit.Note: Students must have access to Microsoft Office on either a PC or Mac platform.
Core Requirements (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Candidates must choose one of the following specializations:
For Nevada Students Four Specializations for the MAT degree have Nevada Department of Education approval: Specialization in Early Childhood Education Specialization in Educational Technology Specialization in National Board Certified Teacher Leadership Specialization in Reading