Master of Arts in Teaching

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Change Your Path and Lead the Way

Begin your career as a teacher with NKU’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

This program is designed for individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to become teachers. Candidates will choose a teaching field at the middle or secondary grade levels.

Hybrid Format — In Person and Online

The MAT program is delivered in a hybrid format, with approximately half of the courses taught online. Each semester, students will need to be on campus one night each week. Additionally, candidates will have field experience placements in northern Kentucky schools each semester.

Certification Areas Available

Grades P-12

  • Spanish
  • German
  • French

Middle Grades 5-9

  • English & Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Integrated Science
  • Social Studies

Secondary 8-12

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth/Space Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
The MAT program does not provide certification in Elementary Education, ONLY certification areas listed below.


Kelsey Brockman

Changing Her Path ...
Kelsey Becomes a Teacher

Kelsey Brockman had no idea what she wanted to be when she was pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in history at Northern Kentucky University just a few years ago.

In fact, it took her a little while after completing her degree in 2010 to realize what she really wanted to do…


Read about how Kelsey has become a teacher in the MAT program at NKU.