Transition into a middle school teacher by learning the fundamental teaching, management and research skills necessary to excel in your career.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 weeks
Estimated Length: 12 to 18 months
Credit Hours: 30-36 (Traditional or Option 6)
Cost Per Credit: $319
Accreditation: CAEP

M.A. Teaching 5-9 Overview

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. The program provides you with the skills needed to work with diverse learners, apply effective teaching methods and understand relevant topics in student growth and development. You will receive the certification required to teach your chosen subject while learning the modern trends that are evolving education.

The program teaches the cognitive, physical and social-emotional growth of children and adolescents; a variety of instructional approaches, materials and comprehensive curriculum to support student learning in literacy; and the practical skills in student assessment required for curriculum planning in the classroom. The online M.A.T. degree also covers the research methods and procedures used in education, effective management skills and the needs and nature of diverse populations.

You can choose from one of four tracks to help you focus your degree:

  • English
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics

A graduate practicum/seminar is required for the degree. The course gives you an opportunity to apply your best instructional practice in a field-based setting with cognitive coaching from colleagues. Students in the traditional track must complete 16 weeks of teaching.

The program’s faculty incorporate their real-world experiences in the curriculum. Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Campbellsville’s education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and are approved by the Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky (EPSB) for teacher education and certification. The fully online degree offers the flexibility and convenience of being able to complete coursework when it best fits your busy personal and professional schedules.

Course Map

The online master’s of teaching middle grades consists of 30 hours for Option 6 students and 36 hours for Traditional students. Sixteen weeks of student teaching are required for traditional students, and Option 6 students will complete fieldwork within their own classroom under the supervision of an assigned mentor. There are four tracks to choose from: English, mathematics, science and social studies.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online master’s of teaching in secondary education, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Official Transcript Request Form (via Adobe Sign). In most cases, this will allow us to request your transcripts on your behalf.
  3. All official college transcripts from each college or university previously attended and currently attended
  4. 2.75 overall GPA from their undergraduate studies or a 3.0 in their last 30 hours
  5. Must have at least a bachelor’s degree in the field in which the applicant wishes to teach

*Some additional requirements will be requested upon acceptance into the program.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online master’s in teaching (5-9) costs $319 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Teaching

Upon completion of the M.A.T. degree online, you will be able to pursue a rewarding career as a middle school teacher. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), middle school teachers earned a median salary of $57,720 per year as of May 2017. The BLS predicts that employment for middle school teachers will grow by 8 percent through 2026.

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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