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Why You Should Study Teaching at JBU

Teachers have the opportunity to influence our future leaders, helpers, and world-changers. If you're wanting to make an impact through a meaningful career in teaching, JBU can help you get there.

JBU's Master of Arts in Teaching program provides the skills and classroom experience you need to pursue an Arkansas teaching license for primary and secondary education. At JBU, you'll receive one-on-one support and feedback from professors, who have years of experience in the field, and will be able to work full-time while earning your degree with evening courses, synchronous, and online courses. You'll graduate feeling equipped to honor God and serve others through studying teaching from a biblical worldview.

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Who is the M.A. in Teaching for?

The M.A. in Teaching is for students who did not get an education bachelor's degree, but want to make an impact through a meaningful career in teaching, JBU can help you get there.

Enroll in Classes

Schedule a call with an admissions counselor to learn more about the teaching program. 

Next, start your application to JBU's graduate school.

Study Teaching

In this program, you will be prepared to manage a classroom and create lesson plans. You will also learn how to cater to the specific learning styles of students.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to choose the licensure area that best fits your interests. 


87% of JBU graduate students landed within 6 months of graduation, according to a survey conducted by the JBU Career Development Department for 2019-2020 graduates.*

*landed: employed, grad school, volunteer, or military

Program Length

The M.A.T. is a 36-hour program and can be completed in approximately two years. An additional semester is required of MAT students in order to complete their internship. 

Course Format

Graduate Education programs at JBU are offered in a hybrid format—half of your class sessions are completely online; the other half can be attended either face-to-face OR you can log in to attend online during class time. All face-to-face classes meet at the JBU Rogers Center.

Ranked a Best Value ITP (Initial Teacher Prep) Master's Program

"With one of the most affordable tuition rates among the private universities in Arkansas that maintain high admission standards, John Brown easily earns its place on our list of EPPs offering the Best Value ITP Master’s Programs for 2019-20!"

- Teacher.org