NSU’s online MAT program among the best in the U.S.

Northwestern State University’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree program has been ranked Louisiana’s top on-line master’s degree program on the list of Best Value Teacher Prep Master’s Programs compiled by Teacher.org, a resource that provides information for and by teachers regarding degree pathways, careers and scholarships.

Teacher.org combed through hundreds of schools around the nation and handpicked exceptional master’s programs in each state based on accreditation, entrance requirements and cost. Northwestern State’s master’s program is Louisiana’s only program listed in the rankings that is offered 100 percent online.

Students can earn master’s in early childhood education, elementary education, middle school education and secondary education in content education; special education (mild/moderate), special education (mild/moderate) with a dual degree in special ed and a content area. The cost of the program is less than the state average for Initial Teacher Preparation master’s programs at public institutions. The university’s online campus is the largest of its kind in Louisiana and the fully-online program ensures convenience and flexibility for working professionals.

“Northwestern State University’s online MAT program provides you with everything you’re looking for in a master’s program leading to an initial teaching license: affordability and convenience,” according to the website. “This innovative program allows you to earn your master’s while still fulfilling your personal and professional obligations. For more than 130 years, Northwestern State University has enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence. Today, its eNSU campus is the largest online campus in Louisiana.”

“Northwestern State University has been preparing excellent teachers since 1884 and preparing excellent teachers online since 2000. We continue to strive to balance convenience and quality, offering our MAT students the opportunity to fit earning a degree into their busy schedules while ensuring they get the content and support they need to be successful in the classroom,” said Dr. Katrina Jordan, director of NSU’s School of Education.