The Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Teaching) is a program for individuals holding a BS or BA degree 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 letters of recommendation and a writing sample;
(3) Personal interview by Curriculum and Instruction 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) during first 9 hours of coursework;
(6) In-major gpa of 2.75 or higher and cumulative gpa of 3.00 or higher.