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Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum

Growing in your profession

Structured for beginning, experienced and international teachers alike, the Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum program at Michigan State University helps educators grow in their profession.

All online

This program is entirely online, and features courses that can be focused on students' interests, while maintaining a program focus of developing teachers as thought leaders, accomplished professionals and pioneers in and out of their classrooms.

Committed to Excellence

The College of Education’s online MATC Program is committed to student engagement and support, the use of innovative technology, outstanding faculty and a strong peer reputation.

Please note that the MATC Program does not lead to initial teacher certification. 


Apply for summer, fall, or spring. Application deadlines:


  • Summer:  April 1
  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 20


  • The MATC may not be offered to residents of Kentucky
  • The K-12 ESL Graduate Specialization may not be offered to residents of the U.S. Territories and Canadian Provinces.
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MATC Program Goals

Engage in critical inquiry
Learn to ask, and answer, tough questions in education.
Develop as accomplished teachers
Expand your knowledge, skills and repertoire as an educator.
Become a teacher leader
Take action beyond the classroom.

MATC by the Numbers

Student to Faculty Ratio
Credit Program
Studies focusing on all Grade Levels

MATC Concentrations

MATC students can choose from several concentrations, with up to nine credits of study. They include:

  1. educational technology,
  2. educational psychology,
  3. K-12 educational administration,
  4. literacy and language instruction,
  5. socio-cultural perspectives in teaching and learning,
  6. science and mathematics education and
  7. English language learner (ELL) or English as a second language (ESL).

Specialization Options

Focusing on theory, research and education, this is for students who wish to address issues of language and literacy development.
K-12 ESL
New to the program, this is the first fully online specialization in the state focusing on teaching English as a second language (ESL).

The biggest advantage of the MATC program was that it allowed me to work abroad and, at the same time, earn a master’s degree from one of the most reputable colleges of education in the United States.

Tony Barnes


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