M.A. in Teaching (MAT)

Program Description

Graduates from the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program are prepared to be competent, caring and reflective educators who are certified to teach grades 6 through 12 in chosen content areas. The possible combinations for a teaching major(s) and minor(s) are listed below.

The programís curriculum consists of academic study, professional preparation and field experience, providing students with pedagogical and content-specific knowledge, readying them to work with diverse learners in the middle school and high school classroom. Throughout the program, graduates gain the experience they need to apply technology to the 21st century classroom.

With successful completion of the program, completers earn both their masterís degree and the facultyís recommendation to the state board of education leading to a Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate. The possible combinations for a teaching major(s) and minor(s) are listed below.

Plan of Study

Teaching Major

Teaching Minor

* note: Students selecting Integrated Science as a major must select a minor of biology, chemistry, earth science or physics.

** note: For students selecting Social Studies as a major, recommended minors are Economics, History, or Political Science.

Admission Requirements

Students must submit the follow items with their application.

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.  The Office of International Affairs lists additional admission requirements for international students.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Passing scores on the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam


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