The M.A.T. Professional Educator track can benefit every type of teacher

We designed our M.A.T. Professional Educator graduate degree program to help all educators across the U.S.

Our methods and curriculum adapt to address the evolution of education. You'll gain practical experience you can apply to your teaching practice. Best of all, everything is 100% online. Plus, you can complete courses, assignments, and exams on your time. 

You'll complete each course in our Professional Foundations Core and choose elective classes. Learn more below.

Admission Requirements 

  • Valid teaching license in the U.S.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Total graduate credit hours required for degree: 36

Required Professional Foundation Courses

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 Morningside's graduate student learning outcomes.  

Course requirements:

  • EDUC 502 Learning in Educational Settings - 3 crs.
  • EDUC 512 Issues in Education - 3 crs.
  • EDUC 522 Instructional Technology - 3 crs.
  • EDUC 611 Student Diversity and Educational Practice - 3 crs.
  • EDUC 697 Educational Research - 3 crs.
  • EDUC 698 Data Collection and Analysis - 2 cr.
  • EDUC 699 Interpreting and Reporting Educational Research - 1 crs.

See full course descriptions.

Elective Courses

18 graduate credits

  • Online graduate courses offered by Morningside College
  • Distance courses developed by Morningside educational partners that have been approved for graduate credit (No more than eight credits from partners can be applied towards the degree.)

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer up to 9 graduate credits (B- grade or above) into a master's degree program, subject to approval.  Please see the Graduate Catalog for more information on our Transfer Credit Request Policy. 

Previous Morningside Graduate Credit

Morningside graduate credits completed prior to the graduate student's formal admission to graduate study at Morningside College will be considered for inclusion in the master's degree program if the credits were completed no more than two years prior to the graduate student's formal admission to the Graduate Program in Education.


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