Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Bringing Value to the Classroom

Master of Arts in Teaching
1-2 years
Fort Wayne
Teacher in front of class

Why get a Master of Arts in Teaching?

Wherever you are in your teaching career, Saint Francis is here to help you take the next step. Our Master of Arts in Teaching programs offer an accredited education degree infused with core Franciscan values to help you affirm the unique worth of your students. As an online program, Saint Francis provides the flexibility to help you balance school, work, and family.


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Why Study Teaching at Saint Francis?

Whether you’re seeking a teaching license, looking to refresh your proficiencies and advance your career, or improving your skills as a teacher and trainer in non-school settings, the Saint Francis Masters of Arts in Teaching is a flexible, affordable option to achieve your degree. The university offers an elementary education MAT program and a secondary education MAT program.  Both licensure and non-licensure pathways are available. For less than $18,000, you can earn an MAT accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Saint Francis offers fully online courses, taught asynchronously so you can do the work on your time, with structured deadlines to keep you on track to graduate quickly. Classes are taught in short eight-week sessions, with some 16-week sessions, including a 16-week practicum and 16-week clinical internship, which serve as capstones for your degree. We provide the support of experienced online instructors and a network of alumni mentors to help you through graduation and beyond.

Saint Francis draws on decades of excellence and experience in business education, and Franciscan traditions and values that stretch back centuries but remain vitally relevant in today’s complex ethical landscape.

The Value of Saint Francis

Furthering your education is an investment in yourself and your future. Saint Francis promises a return on that investment and makes it easy to get an advanced degree at a cost that makes sense. Our programs are streamlined to help you achieve your degree with the fewest possible credit hours to save you time and money.

  • 30 Credit Hours
  • $535 per credit hour

Faculty and Teaching Style 

A Saint Francis degree begins with a foundation in Franciscan values and ethics and their application to issues in education. Our ethical focus underpins and informs every aspect of Saint Francis education. Our faculty are experts in their field who are driven by their values, making for a unique graduate program that aligns with your beliefs and empowers you to foster peace and justice in your schools and your community.


Potential Careers as: 

  • Adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teacher
  • Career and technical education teacher
  • Elementary school teacher
  • High school teacher
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Literacy/Reading instructor
  • Middle school teacher


The Division of Teacher Education is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Division of Teacher Education at the University of Saint Francis is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on March 25-27, 2024. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the party’s relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to:

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