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.
(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.
(1) At mid-point the overall GPA will be reviewed. A 3.00 is required.
Successful completion of the Teacher Work Sample and Portfolio.
Passing score on the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test.