Jun 19, 2019  
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.


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Program Philosophy

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree provides college students with the following:

  1. an alternative opportunity to teach in Mississippi secondary schools (7-12);
  2. mentoring and support for those who wish to teach in Mississippi secondary schools; and
  3. the coursework, knowledge, and field experiences necessary to become a licensed and successful secondary school teacher.

Thirty-six (36) hours are required for a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. MAT students must have been employed by a school district within a forty mile radius of MUW for one year prior to completion of the degree program. Upon successful completion of the 36 hours in the program, candidates will be eligible for a class AA standard alternate route Mississippi license.

Pre-teaching Required Courses:


(taught the summer before the Internship)

Upon completion of ED 549  and ED 551  below, candidates will be eligible for a special Mississippi alternate route license which is good for three years. In addition, ED 538 - Understanding Individual Learning Differences  should be taken during the first summer.

Internship Phase:


To complete the Internship, candidates must hold a teaching position. If such a position is not obtained, candidates may not continue in the program.

MAT Certification Areas:


The following are areas in which MAT Certification can be obtained:

Art Education German Physics
Biology Home Economics Social Studies
Business Education Marketing Spanish
Chemistry Mathematics Speech Communication
English Music Education Technology Education
French Physical Education  

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