Master of Arts Degree with a Major in Teaching (Secondary Teaching Licensure Program)

 The Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Teaching) is a program for individuals holding a BS or BA degree from an accredited university/college in a non-teaching content area and who are seeking licensure to teach in a 6-12 school setting.  The purpose of the program is to train teachers for positions in high need content areas in both urban and rural schools.

  Admission Requirements:

(1) Review of transcripts verifying applicant’s earned degree in content area or completion of coursework equivalent to requirements for PSU approved teacher education programs;

(2) Required documents to be considered for admission to the MAT program: two completed recommendation forms and a writing sample;

(3) Professional disposition and a sample teaching lesson evaluated by the MAT Admission Review Committee;

(4) Applicant must be then recommended by the MAT Committee for Admission and Retention in Teacher Education;

(5) Passing score on a basic skills test (reading, writing, and math) or an ACT of 24 or above;

(6) In-major GPA of 2.75 or higher and cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.

(7) Passing score on the appropriate Content Area test.


Mid-Point Review

(1) At mid-point the overall GPA will be reviewed. A 3.00 is required.


Culminating Event

Successful completion of the Teacher Work Sample and Portfolio.

Passing score on the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test.

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