Teaching, MA


The Master of Arts in Teaching is now fully online!

Applications now open for January 2025

Jan Term Final Deadline: October 15, 2024*

Applications received after the deadline will be evaluated on a space available basis.

*For former HNU Students: Contact our admissions team at ksoe@stmarys-ca.edu to learn more about transfer assistance*


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7 to 11 - Month Program Duration
  • Applicants with prior graduate-level education may be eligible for transfer credit.  MA in Teaching candidates with transfer credits often complete the master's coursework in as few as seven months, but the program typically takes 11 months. Our program begins in the Summer.
Virtual Environment
  • This program is held fully online.
Small Class Sizes
  • 15-18 learners per cohort
  • Cohort members in the program form a learning community

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAIT) from the Kalmanovitz School of Education is an individualized, project-based graduate program for teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of how to teach their subject, as well as enhance their pedagogical content knowledge.

As an educator, you understand the challenges and rewards of the classroom. The Master of Arts in Teaching offers you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of student learning, as well as to deepen your understanding of contemporary issues in education.

Our inquiry-based program is open to elementary, secondary, and special education teachers. Applicants with a preliminary or clear credential may be able to apply some of their coursework to the MAIT. We encourage in-service teachers currently working in accredited private/independent schools to apply.


With a Master of Arts in Teaching, you can not only increase your salary, but also, contribute more intensively to the education profession. In short, you can become a more effective teacher. What can you do with a Master's degree in teaching?

+ Become a teacher-leader in your classroom and school
+ Develop new educational products, like innovative curricula, multimedia resources, or web-based materials
+ Create and deliver professional development to your peers
+ Become a coach in your subject area
+ Go on to doctoral studies in education or train as a school administrator

Benefits of our Master of Arts in Teaching program:

+ A professional degree that culminates with a Capstone Project
+ Can be completed in as few as seven months
+ Courses are held online
+ Faculty members are highly qualified professors and educational leaders
+ Includes individualized learning based on your choice of topics
+ Technology is fully integrated throughout program
+ Project-based program 
+ Small class sizes
+ Admission every summer term
+ Summer classes start in early June and end by early August

Questions? Contact admissions at ksoe@stmarys-ca.edu

Program Details

Learn about admissions, costs, the MA Teaching curriculum, and more.

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School and Department Information

We believe that education can transform lives and make a positive impact on our future and in our communities — particularly those that are underserved. Our curriculum prepares leaders who understand the causes of inequities within society and how these affect our communities, including students, parents and teachers.