Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a non-traditional program designed to accommodate working adults who have an undergraduate degree. No graduate credit may be transferred to the MAT programs.

The MAT K-6 is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than elementary education and who desire a degree and/or licensure at the K-6 level.

The MAT 7-12 is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in one of the following content areas of study:

  • Biology
  • Business

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Instrumental/General
  • Vocal/General
  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • Physics
  • Speech Communication
  • Theatre

The GRE or MAT test is required for admissions. Additionally, passing scores on the Praxis I Core Academic Skills Exam (reading, writing, and math) are required by the completion of six hours in the program and a passing score on the Praxis II Content Knowledge test must be submitted to the School of Education before the completion of 12 semester hours of coursework. If a test is not passed by the required deadline, the candidate has one semester to provide a passing score, at which time the candidate may continue coursework. Other required Praxis II tests must be passed prior to clinical practice (student teaching).