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The MAT is typically a two-and-a-half year program, depending on the content courses you have already completed, when you start the program, and whether or not you take summer courses. Licensure programs in early and middle childhood are only available at the undergraduate level. If you have a degree and want licensure in early or middle childhood, you must apply as an undergraduate student and take all undergraduate courses.

Who should get a Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is for you if you:

  • Have one or more degrees.
  • Wish to obtain a teaching license.
  • Have a desire to teach grades 7-12.
  • Have a desire to teach English/language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies in grades 7-12 or foreign language in grades pre-K thru 12.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is NOT for you if you:

  • Are already a certified or licensed teacher.
  • Have a degree and wish to teach elementary grades.
  • Have a degree and wish to teach any subject other than English/language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies in grades 7-12.

Accreditation

Program National Recognition or State Approval Specialized Professional Association/National Association/State Department of Education
AYA Integrated Language Arts Education (MAT) 2013 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
AYA Integrated Mathematics Education (MAT) 2016 Ohio Department of Higher Education
AYA Integrated Social Studies Education (MAT) 2015 Ohio Department of Higher Education
Chemistry Education (MAT) 2015 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Earth Science Education (MAT) 2015 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Earth Science/Chemistry Education (MAT) 2015 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Life Science Education (MAT) 2015 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Life Science/Chemistry Education (MAT) 2015 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Life Science/Earth Science Education (MAT) 2015 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Physical Science Education (MAT) 2015 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Foreign Language: Chinese Education (MAT) 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Foreign Language: French Education (MAT) 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Foreign Language: German Education (MAT) 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Foreign Language: Latin Education (MAT) 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Foreign Language: Spanish Education (MAT) 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)