Graduate StudiesApproved by the Higher Learning Commission, August 2016

Do you have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field?

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed just for you!

Check out Mayville State University's new graduate studies online program. This completely online MAT program is designed for people who have a non-teaching bachelor's degree and are interested in entering the teaching profession. The MAT graduate studies program offers flexibility and affordability for adult learners.

For more information on Mayville State University's MAT program, please email the Division of Education office at: or call 701-788-4710.


Continued growth and service to North Dakota is a priority in the programs offered by Mayville State University. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree offered through Mayville State University is designed to assist persons with non-teaching bachelor's degrees to apply for teacher certification in a secondary content area while obtaining a master's degree. The addition of the Master of Arts in Teaching to Mayville State University's well-established teacher preparation programs will provide another option for entry-level professionals to begin teaching careers in North Dakota.

Mayville State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and MSU's Educator Preparation Program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Teacher Education has been a focus of Mayville State University's mission throughout the institution's 125-year history and the addition of the MAT program supports the tradition of serving North Dakota's workforce and K-12 schools. With the current shortage of teachers throughout North Dakota and nation-wide, the MAT degree is an option for many who may be interested in a possible career change into education.

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program is a 32-credit, online graduate studies program that provides options for graduates with bachelor's degrees to obtain a professional teaching degree while maintaining employment. The MAT program is standards-based to support secondary teacher certification requirements of the North Dakota Standards and Practices Board and is designed to support the development of teacher-leaders.

Master of Arts in Teaching Fact Sheet

Admission Criteria for the MAT Program

Information for International Students

Graduate Admissions Application

Program of Study 

What’s important for my students is having the chance to advance their careers through research opportunities. They might not get or have access to those at other institutions. They can present their work at local, regional, and international levels. Imagine that scope!

- Dr. Joseph Mehus