Master of Arts in Teaching

Designed to take students who have completed Bethel's Transition to Teaching degree, to the next level.

If you want to earn your teacher certification, begin with the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). First, you will go through the graduate level Transition to Teaching program (18-24 credit hours). This will make you eligible for your Indiana teaching license. Once complete, and all the necessary tests are passed, you can proceed for your MAT degree by taking an additional 12-18 credit hours. This puts you at a total of 36 credit hours of graduate study.

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Credit Hours: 36

Cost/Credit Hour: $425

Format: Online

Est. Completion Time: 1-2 years


If you have successfully completed the Bethel University Transition to Teaching program, you are eligible for this program.

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Career Paths

There are a variety of directions you can go with a master's degree in education or teaching. Some possible jobs include: school principal, school administrator, corporate trainer, curriculum director, education or training consultant, librarian, media specialist (library), instructional coordinators, school and career counselors and advisors.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*, openings for K-12 principals is about 22,100 annually. This area shows an 8% growth rate, which is about average for all occupations ( 2020-2030). Average annual media pay is $98,490.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals, at (visited September 08, 2021).



How to Apply

  • Complete a free online application.
  • Meet with an admission counselor.
  • Send us your official college transcripts directly from the school to Bethel. They can be mailed in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to
  • Complete the FAFSA using Bethel's school code: 001787 to be considered for state and federal need-based aid. 

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Admission Requirements


Graduate Programs

Ministry/Theology = $340 per credit hour
Education = $425 per credit hour
Transition-to-Teaching = $425 per credit hour (2021-22); $440 per credit hour (2022-23)
Other (MA, MBA, MSN) = $490 per credit hour
Fees per semester: $190 (full-time students): $160 (all part-time students)
Other fees may apply by program. Please see Advisor.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid for adult and graduate students is available. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 574.807.7326 or to learn more about your options.

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A member of the North Central Association
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60602
(800) 621-7440