Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a 36-hour program which includes the basic hours required for State teacher-certification: Additional courses in research and literacy encourage academic rigor, and distinguish the program from the undergraduate program. The program is directed by the Faculty and Staff in the Office of Teacher Education.




Degree Program Course Listing

View a list of courses required to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching:

The curriculum contained in this catalog is subject to changes based upon the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's review and approval of the university's redesigned teacher preparation curriculum. Check with the Dean's office to obtain a copy of the BESE-approved curriculum.

Admission Requirements

For admission to the MAT program, candidates must possess a non-education baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university and have a 3.0 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must pass Praxis I (reading, writing, and mathematics) or have an ACT composite score of 22 or higher, an SAT combined verbal and math score of 1030, or a graduate degree. They must also pass the Praxis II content-specific exam in their academic content area. In addition, candidates must take the GRE and provide 3 professional references. APPLY NOW.

Types of Admission

Candidates can be provisionally admitted when their application and official transcripts are received. They will be fully admitted when all transcripts, test scores, and references are received by the university. This information must be received before students complete their first six hours of coursework.

Transfer Credits

Candidates who have taken graduate coursework in education at another institution may request up to 6 hours of transfer credit. Appropriate documentation must be presented to the Office of Teacher Education for review and approval.

Comprehensive Exam

Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) must be passed before candidates complete the program. This requirement is part of the State Department of Education's certification process.