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Master of Arts in Teaching

Loyola University New Orleans is proud to offer its Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. The university has designed this degree program so that individuals can obtain a teacher certification at the secondary level (Grades 6-12) and a graduate degree at the same time.

The program is designed with working professionals in mind. Approximately 40% of courses will be online, and other courses will be "hybrid" and take place in a secondary school classroom. Individuals currently teaching at the secondary level may use their own classroom at their place of employment for course-related activities.

Programs of Study

In accordance with the requirements of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Loyola is approved to recommend secondary certification (grades 6-12) in the following areas:

Auto [Expedited] Admit Program for LOYNO Students

Are you a Loyola New Orleans graduating senior or current alum? You could be eligible for the auto admit program. The Teacher Education program will auto admit eligible Loyola New Orleans students who meet the following criteria:

Students who have a non-education degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher and passing scores on the 3 assessments in Praxis I can be provisonally admitted. Praxis I can be waived if students have an ACT score >22 or an SAT >1030 combined verbal/quantitative. Students will be required to submit a personal statement and 3 recommendations before enrolling in courses. 

To apply as an auto admit, submit the On-Campus Graduate Programs Quick App

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See an overview of the program's curriculum and requirements