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M.A.T. English

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Specialize in English Education

This program for certified English teachers allows you to build your subject-area knowledge with advanced courses in writing, linguistics and English literature. You will sharpen your teaching skills through in-depth study and can choose to continue teaching and earn your degree through the Grace Nixon English Institute over a period of several summers.

Fast Facts

  • Already-certified secondary teachers complete this degree through taking summer courses in the Nixon Institute, which pays course fees and housing.
  • The M.A.T. degree doesn’t require students to be on campus during the academic year.
  • Courses are designed to help teachers achieve Common Core standards in their schools; most of the coursework is delivered by English faculty.
  • Degree-seekers enjoy tremendous camaraderie and mutual support during each summer’s Nixon Institute.
  • The M.A.T. degree qualifies teachers for higher pay scales.

The degree enhances a teacher’s training to deliver language arts courses at the secondary level.

Job Placement

The College of Education assists teachers in learning about job openings. Most teachers in the program are already employed.

Salary $30,000-$70,000
Degree Roadmap

Students pursuing the M.A.T. may take 4-5 summers at the intensive four-week Grace Nixon Summer Institute, taking two 3-credit courses.  To learn more go to: Master of Arts in Teaching.

Degree Prep

Applicants should already have state certification in secondary language arts.


Employed teachers pay nothing for their courses and are provided with housing. All tuition and fees are paid by the English department’s Nixon Institute.