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Master of Arts in Teaching


Master of Arts in Teaching


About the Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching program provides professionals with a previous bachelor’s degree an opportunity to seek teacher certification by expanding their knowledge in education, improving their practice, and learning how to plan and implement curriculum. As part of this program, students complete 37 graduate credit hours which include embedded clinical field experiences. Faculty members who teach in the MAT program are experienced educational leaders and content specialists. The MAT is a pathway to initial teacher certification. Students may be able to be employed by districts with Provisional certification while enrolled in the MAT program – please contact us for more information.

Admission requirements include an earned bachelor’s degree in a related field, a completed application including writing sample, and cumulative undergraduate GPA minimum of 3.0*. In the first semester of the program, successful applicants will need to take the state content exam for their content area/grade level needing to pass that exam prior to graduation.

* Lower GPAs may be evaluated by the Teacher Education Graduate Council for consideration.

Certification Content Areas

  • Agriculture (5-9; 9-12)
  • Biology (9-12)
  • Business (5-9; 9-12)
  • Chemistry (9-12)
  • Engineering & Technology (5-9; 9-12)
  • Math (5-9; 9-12)
  • Physics (9-12)
  • Science (5-9)
  • Social Studies (5-9; 9-12)
  • Speech/Theatre (5-9; 9-12)
  • Family & Consumer Sciences (K-12)
  • French (K-12)
  • Library Media Specialist (K-12)
  • Spanish (K-12


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Contact the Department

Dr. Laura Schisler
Program Coordinator 
Office: Taylor Hall 237
Phone: 417-625-9502