The Master of Arts in Teaching degree provides college students with the following:
an alternative opportunity to teach in Mississippi secondary schools (7-12);
mentoring and support for those who wish to teach in Mississippi secondary schools; and
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.