Most Master of Arts in Teaching programs are one year endeavors. In many cases that's a twelve month year as opposed to a school year; in some cases there are two summer sessions wrapped around a school year needed to complete the program. There are also part time programs that allow for three years or even more to complete the MAT degree. Those part time efforts are usually for working teachers who are also busy with family obligations and life in general.
The tuition for these programs can vary tremendously. One of the major factors is the course of study: students who opt to specialize in mathematics or one of the sciences may need to commit to more credits, and find that the tuition increases accordingly. The University of Southern California has a tuition rate for the MAT that ranges from $38,248 to $49,177, depending on the nature of the degree and the credential to which it leads.
Graduate programs generally have more latitude than undergraduate departments in setting tuition rates, but costs at a public university will likely be more reasonable than those at a private school. Minnesota State University offers an MAT program that will probably be 36-39 credits after specializing in a content area. For a Minnesota resident total fees and tuition will be $13,500 - $15,000. For a non-resident the cost may reach $24,000 and for a student from a state associated with the Midwest Compact, a tuition reciprocity program, the cost may be closer to $19,000.
In California a MAT degree at one of the state universities will have a flat fee of $2931 attached to each semester for a master's degree. In addition there are per-unit fees that are $372 at the moment. The 30 unit program may come to a total of about $16,000 for the one year program. California's charges for public higher education have shot up in the past few years. In Texas the MAT can be a bargain at some of the state universities that offer it. Tuition at UTEP for the MAT will be about $10,000 for residents and twice that for non-residents.
There is similar disparity among the eastern schools. At the University of Massachusetts a MAT degree is no bargain, with tuition and fees coming in at about $8,600 per nine-unit semester. The MAT is a 30 to 39 credit program. This particular program, offered in Dartmouth MA has an excellent selection of specialization options for the degree; clearly the State of Massachusetts chose to plant a program for teacher development on the campus. But costs for a state-supported education in Massachusetts are beginning to rival some of the private schools in the state. At Boston University the tuition for one year of graduate work is a flat fee of $39,314. There are several hundred dollars in ancillary costs including books.
Most Master of Arts in Teaching programs are one year endeavors. In many cases that's a twelve month year as opposed to a school year; in some cases there are two summer sessions wrapped around a school year needed to complete the program. There are also part time programs that allow for three years or even more to complete the MAT degree.
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