Master of Arts in Teaching

Professor Iola R. Smith,
Jenkins 317

Associate Professor Flossie Windley,
Graduate Coordinator
Jenkins 310

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree in an academic discipline of the Liberal Arts and who desire professional preparation for teaching. The MAT program will prepare students for teaching certification including the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.

Admission to Program
Students seeking admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program must meet the admissions criteria of the School of Graduate Studies. In order to be eligible for admission to the MAT program, students must have earned a bachelor's degree in an academic discipline of the Liberal Arts listed as the following: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Foreign Language, History, Mathematics, Music. Other admission criteria include:

  1. Graduation from an accredited institution with a liberal arts degree.
  2. An over-all GPA of 3.0 in an undergraduate academic discipline.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. A personal interview.
  5. A Miller Analogies Test score.

Program of Study
The MAT Program requires the completion of 43 graduate credits, including a full semester of supervised teaching to qualify for the degree. The program of study consists of the following course requirements:EDUC-500 Introduction to Teaching (3 Credits)
EDUC.501 Cognitive Basic for Instruction (3 Credits)
SPED-582 The Exceptional Child (3 Credits)
EDSR.504 Introduction to Educational Research (3 Credits)
EDUC.515 Effective Utilization of Computers (3 Credits)
EDSR-517 Action Research in the Classroom (3 Credits)
REED-518 Teaching Reading in Content Areas (3 Credits)
EDUC.519 Socio-Cultural Context of Schooling (3 Credits)
Elective (3 Credits)

EDUC-523 Methods of Teaching/Content Areas (3 Credits)
EDUC-524 Student Teaching (Internship) (12 Credits)
EDUC.525 Pro-Seminar (1 Credit)

Total Credits: 43