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Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum

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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.

Application Deadlines

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

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


  • The MATC may not be offered to residents of Kentucky. The state of Kentucky has not authorized its residents to participate in online M.A. programs in Education.
  • The K-12 ESL Graduate Specialization may not be offered to residents of the U.S. Territories and Canadian Provinces.

Among the best

Michigan State University is ranked fourth in the nation for the best online master’s programs in education, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum is one of the online programs in the college being recognized for their commitment to quality, accessible and innovative online education. Learn more about the 2021 rankings and learning opportunities for students.

What can I Expect?

Engage In Critical Inquiry

Learn to ask, and answer, tough questions in education.


Expand your knowledge, skills and repertoire as an educator.


Take action beyond the classroom.

MATC by the Numbers




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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).

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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.



Are you an MSU teaching intern?

The MATC program could be the next step in your education. Utilizing nine (9) of the credits that you earn through your internship, up to 30%* of the degree is already completed. That amounts to nearly $13,000 in cost savings!

Learn more by making an appointment with the MATC advisor.
* Some exceptions apply.

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