Advance Your Career With a Graduate Degree From Webster

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Teaching middle school students involves more than just the lesson plans. These students are influenced and inspired by those around them, which means that teachers are an integral part of their lives.

In the Master of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Middle School Education program at Webster University, graduate students are learning how to become the teachers adolescent students need. Webster students study design-based research principles and developmental needs so they can develop teaching techniques that engage students and help them to be successful in and out of the classroom. They are also prepared to address diverse learners and creatively use technology to interact with students.

Content Areas

This MAT program prepares graduate students for certification in middle school education in their chosen discipline:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science

Points of Distinction

  • Education programs are recognized for their excellence and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, by the International Reading Association, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
  • Partnerships with area school districts enable students to teach and learn within the context of real schools with all the challenges, diversity, and opportunities that bring learning to life.


Providing Excellence in Teacher Preparation

CAEP-Accredited Program

Webster University's Master of Arts in Teaching degree program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

CAEP Accredited Provider: Excellence in Educator Preparation Accreditation

Advance Your Career with a Master of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Middle School Education

Adding a Webster’s Middle School Education master’s to your existing experience can help you advance your career. You’ll gain expertise in curriculum, advocacy and collaboration that will equip you for a leadership role within your current school or district, or allow you to explore new educational opportunities.

Career Outlook for Middle School Education Teachers

According to The Missouri Economic Research and Education Center, Missouri jobs in middle school education are expected to grow by 5%-6% over the next decade. Additionally, there is a considerable shortage of teachers in the middle school education field, according to the American Association for Employment in Education 2020-2021 Supply and Demand Report. You can feel confident knowing that earning your graduate degree will be a worthwhile investment.

Salaries for Master’s in Middle School Education Graduates

Middle school education teachers can typically expect a salary boost after they earn a master’s degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics indicates middle school education teachers earn a median salary of over $60,000 a year. Salaries vary depending on your location and specific experience, but earning your master’s will help strengthen your skills as an educator and help you stand out in the job market.

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