American University

Master of Arts in Teaching


4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20016

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching

Format: Online

Program Description:

Ensure that future generations have the tools and skills required to address society’s most pressing concerns tomorrow with an online master of arts in teaching (MAT) from American University. Students enrolled in the master’s in teaching program will have access to American University’s cutting-edge research, engaging coursework, and crucial partnerships with academic institutions throughout Washington, DC. Under the guidance of our award-winning faculty, students will learn how to empower others to make a difference and make a lasting, positive impact on communities in need.

American University’s online MAT is CAEP-recognized and designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in obtaining a teaching license in elementary education. Our top-notch faculty consists of respected specialists and researchers, and their educational resources are grounded in innovative, evidence-based techniques. Given our university’s strong political and social legacy, students enrolled in our master’s in teaching program will have the skills and resources needed to drive progress both inside and outside of the classroom.


Accredited locally by DC (OSSE) and nationally with CAEP

International Student Requirements:

A program cost guide for international students is available on the International Student & Scholar Services website.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33-36 Credit Hours -- All students start with foundational online graduate courses for teachers such as Theories of Educational Psychology and Human Development, and then go on to earn at least 18 credit hours in their chosen track.

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,642 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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