Apply Your Love of Teaching and Desire to Lead to Further Your Career

Master of Arts in Teaching

When teaching is in your heart, it’s one of the most fulfilling careers to pursue. With a graduate degree in education from College of Saint Mary, you can meld your love for teaching with a desire to lead and further your career. If you’ve been working in another career field altogether, but know it’s time to be in a classroom, our master of arts degree in teaching helps you apply what you know to core tenets of teaching to make a difference in the world. You'll take courses both online and on campus, and classes meet on Saturdays!

Degrees Offered

Master of Arts Degree in Teaching — Elementary Education (Grades K-6) and English as a Second Language (K-12)

Master of Arts Degree in Teaching — Middle School (Grades 4-9) and Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)

Master of Arts Degree in Teaching — Special Education (7-12)

Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor/Employment projects an increase of up to 15 percent in education jobs by 2022. The annual median salary is listed at $48,790. Demand for elementary school teachers is expected to increase by up to 14 percent by 2022. The median salary for elementary school teachers is $53,590. Demand for middle school teachers is expected to increase up to 14 percent by 2022. The median annual salary for middle school teachers is $53,940. Demand for secondary teachers is expected to increase by up to 7 percent. The median annual salary for secondary teachers is $55,360. Demand for special education teachers in grades 7-12 is expected to increase up to 7 percent by 2022. The median annual salary for middle school special education teachers is $56,300 and for secondary school special education teachers is $56,920.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration