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The online Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for those who aspire to enter the teaching field and impact the lives of students in schools and communities around the world. The online MAT program provides aspiring and current teachers with state licensure, and builds a foundation of knowledge and experience that will help candidates excel in today’s classrooms.

The innovative MAT degree program enables great educators through a supportive and collaborative online learning environment. The nature of the program in combination with our exceptional faculty, allows the delivery of a broad and robust knowledge base in pedagogy and instruction.

As you progress through the program subsequent coursework focuses on the application of instruction through field experience in your locality. This blending of online core curriculum and local field experience allows you to finish a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from anywhere.


Certification Areas
Certification is provided for the state of Kentucky through the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). Out-of-state candidates please contact your state’s certification office for reciprocity details.
View a list of states that accept certifications from Kentucky.

Elementary Education (P-5)

Middle School Education (5-9) – Candidates may select one or two emphasis areas.

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Secondary Education (8-12) – Candidates must select one emphasis area.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Social Studies

All Grades (P-12) – Candidates must select one emphasis area.

  • Art
  • Health
  • Integrated Music
  • Physical Education

Business and Marketing (5-12)

Special Education–Learning & Behavior Disorders (LBD)–(P-12)

"The learning environment and the facilities at UC PA are the best around and it makes learning so much ..."

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– Kevin Caddell
PA Program Student

"I enjoyed the convenience and flexibility of the schedule especially with four children. The small ..."

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– Mark Steely
Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"The MBA program has given me an opportunity to further my education while working a full-time job."

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– Desrick Jones
Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

"The Rank 1 program at UC provides a broad array of avenues for enhancing our roles as educators."

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– Elizabeth Stack
Teacher

"UC provided me with the tools and professional network of individuals to lead our school district in South Carolina."

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– David O’Shields
Superintendent
Laurens County School District

"The MBA program fit my busy lifestyle. I was able to attend MBA classes and do the assigned work all ..."

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– Pam Jones
Controller
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"UC has multiple attributes that I find attractive. Its affordability, high moral standards and sense of ..."

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– April Templeton
MBA graduate

"The [MBA] program allowed me to make great contacts and network with other professionals."

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– Amanda Farris
Accountant
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

"I enjoyed the quality of the materials and the instructors. The knowledge I gained will help me in my business."

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– Eric Greer
Founder & President
CIS

"The online program at UC has allowed me to further my education while maintaining my personal commitments."

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– Carl Roberts
Teacher
MAT Program

"I was attracted to UC because of its location in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains ..."

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– Suzanne Benninger
PA Program Student

"Being part of the new era of technology allows UC to be a great learning institution as well as versatile."

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– Lesley Tipton
PA Program Student

"The MAED program was a very comprehensive and robust experience that definitely added value to ..."

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– Nathan Smith
Elementary School Teacher

"I believe that UC is making great strides toward becoming one of the best online programs."

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– Benjamin Clayton
MACS Program

"Enrolling in the University of the Cumberlands’ MBA program was a rewarding and valuable investment ..."

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– Brooklyn Hooker
Accountant
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

"UC does an excellent job of bringing students from the virtual world together in a cohesive class unit."

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– Jennifer Kincaid
Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

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