Jewell announces Master of Arts in Teaching


Classes start in June 2020 for William Jewell College’s new Master of Arts in Teaching program. The M.A.T. program enables people with a college degree to acquire high school teacher certification in as little as one calendar year.

Join us for informational open house sessions:

  • 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Jewell’s Yates-Gill College Union 221
  • 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Pryor Learning Commons 112

The Jewell M.A.T. program offers hands-on learning wherein student teaching is done alongside the required education coursework. Full-time professors will work closely both to mentor and to support students.

Teacher certification in 21 content fields is offered, requiring 47 credit-hours total for the master’s degree and teacher certification in all fields except music which has a slightly higher total. Up to six credit hours of equivalent graduate credit can be transferred. Applicants will need to pass the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment before admission to confirm their existing content knowledge. Students currently at Jewell for an undergraduate degree can stay on campus for an additional year to complete the program.

Jewell developed the M.A.T. in response to emerging teacher shortages in the region. Applicants to the program may also be attracted by the fact that teachers with master’s degrees start higher on the salary schedule of most school districts.

Jewell has a long history of preparing well-qualified teacher and teaching graduates are highly sought by school districts, with a 100 percent teaching job placement rate for the past five years and a 90 percent 15-year placement rate.

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