Don't Miss Your Calling ... Become a Teacher!


Sometimes, you realize after college that you missed your calling. The NKU Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is built to develop bachelor’s degree holders who are already knowledgeable in their content areas into outstanding middle grades and secondary educators.

NKU's campus-based MAT program, next cohort starting in fall of 2019, combines thoughtful placements in area classrooms, excellent courses taught by knowledgeable faculty, a manageable two-year schedule that includes in-person and online courses, and the option to be employed as a teacher while still a student.

NKU’s school-embedded MAT program, next cohort launching in summer of 2020, offers you the opportunity to become a certified teacher in your content area at the middle grades or high school level. In one year of course and field work embedded in a local school, you will learn to build relationships with your students; develop high-quality, engaging lessons that meet the needs of your learners; and develop the tools to reflect on and refine your teaching practice.

The MAT program admits one cohort of students per year. In the fall of 2019, we will admit a cohort to the campus-based program. In summer of 2020, we will admit a cohort to the school-embedded program. 


“At times, teachers have to be the counselor, the mediator, and much more. Teachers are some of the most important people in a student’s life.”

—   Daria Johnson, NKU MAT candidate


Program Contact Information

Ms. Diana VonHagel
Specialist, Graduate Education



Our NKU Teacher Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Beyond the Classroom

MAT students gain valuable professional experience working with students and teachers in local classrooms.

Whether you pursue certification through the school-embedded or campus-based program, you will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will help you thrive as you launch your new career as a teacher.