Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching Degree (MAT) is designed for individuals who wish to become certified teachers.

The Master of Arts in Teaching, a 37-50 semester-hour program, offers individuals holding a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to pursue teacher certification.

The K-5, 6-12 (content specific), and K-12 (content specific) licensure programs are designed for working adults who wish to pursue the licensure sequence and obtain a master’s degree at the same time.

The program is delivered in an accelerated format; full-time students attend class one night a week. Applicants must be admitted into the Teacher Education program prior to beginning any coursework in the curriculum.

For more information regarding course requirements, visit our catalog.

To obtain the MAT application and recommendation form, please email Jennifer Fincher at or Lillian Burchnell at 

Enrollment Questions? Contact Admissions at 423-636-7312 or