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You’ve tried another field, but you keep coming back to it: you have a knack for connecting with kids. You’re sensitive to how they see the world, and you believe you can help them learn in a fun and engaging way.

Offered at our convenient University Center of Greenville location, AU’s Master of Arts in Teaching is designed to help professionals who didn’t major in education, become elementary school teachers.

What You'll Study

As you earn this 52-credit-hour Master of Arts, you’ll complete the four Read to Succeed literacy courses that South Carolina requires for all teachers. You’ll also study the other subjects on the state PRAXIS (theory and practice) and PLT (Principles of Learning) tests you must pass to become a certified teacher.

Convenient Classes in Greenville

You can complete your Master of Arts in Teaching in 28 months. You’ll take seven-week classes two nights each week, from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at University Center of Greenville.

AU education grads are sought-after by school districts throughout the state, and at $380 per credit hour (2019 - 2020 academic year) you can make an affordable transition into a field that makes a tangible difference every day. Moreover, student loan forgiveness programs are common for teachers.

Educating the Next Generation

AU’s Master of Arts in Teaching prepares you to obtain teacher certification in South Carolina and other states that have reciprocal agreements. You’ll be highly qualified to teach second through sixth-grade students in public or private schools or at tutoring or other specialized learning centers. You’ll also be equipped to help parents teach their children, such as in a home-school setting.