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Master of Arts and 
Certification Program

Have you always thought about teaching, but never pursued it? Are you looking for a career change? Do you want to inspire young minds?

West Virginia University’s Master of Arts in Education and Teaching Certification (MAC) program gives students who already have a bachelor’s degree, in any field, an opportunity to become professional educators. Students complete the requirements for certification in their chosen content area, while taking courses that develop the essential skills for a career in teaching.

This program offers the following content areas:

The Master of Arts and Certification program offers evening, summer, and select online classes to allow for flexible schedules. Students will also enjoy personal mentoring and advising from dedicated faculty, and immediate placement in public school classrooms. 

Program Contact 

Dr. Melissa Kelley 
Phone: (304) 293-7143  

Location:  604K Allen Hall, Evansdale Campus


CAEP Accreditate Provider badge WVU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) at WVU is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through Fall 2021. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.

The Master of Arts in Certification specialty licensure area offered at our EPP has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Education.