Secondary Education (MAT)

Admission Requirements

Candidates considering application to the MAT program should contact the Education Advising and Student Services office ( prior to applying for admission. 

Candidates who meet the following criteria may be eligible to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching program:

  1. Graduate application to Graduate School. This should be completed three to four weeks prior to the application deadline.
  2. Praxis II Content Exam registration and/or scores
  3. Bachelor's Degree from Accredited College or University with major in content area with a minimum 2.75 Grade Point Average (official transcripts required)
  4. Prerequisite Course Requirements
  5. C or higher in ENGL 102
  6. C or better in oral communication course
  7. TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo
  8. Professional Writing Requirements
  9. Three Letters of Recommendation
  10. Signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines
  11. Acceptable interview

Admission is competitive. Candidates who meet minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program.

Program Requirements

EDTP 631Integrated Teaching and Learning I3
EDTP 632Integrated Teaching and Learning II3
EDTP 633Integrated Teaching and Learning III3
The above courses must be completed prior to the content methods course.
Content Methods, choose one from the following courses:3
High School English Methods
High School Mathematics Methods
High School Science Methods
High School Social Studies Methods
World Language Methods, P-12
EDTP 619Student Teaching: High School9
or EDTP 618 Student Teaching: Middle and High School
or EDTP 612 Student Teaching: P-12
EDTP 503Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: Teaching Students from Diverse Backgrounds 13
EDTP 620Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 13
Technology Course (select course appropriate for content certification area): 13
Digital Citizenship: Technology and Teaching
Technology Applications for Mathematics Teaching
Technology Applications for Science Teachers
Minimum Total Hours30

Can be taken at any point in the program.

Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Student Teaching

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; no lower than a "C" in content methods class; within three (3) credits of meeting content requirements; all course(s) passed; electronic documentation of 200 hours of diverse and approved field experiences; satisfactory performance on all Hallmark Assessment Tasks; Target performance or better on all rubrics.

Certification Assessment: After Student Teaching

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; passing scores on required PRAXIS exams; completion of degree requirements.

Degree Assessment

All certification and degree course work completed with a 3.0 cumulative GPA (no more than two "C's" in degree courses); 2.5 cumulative GPA in content course requirements; a "C" or higher in student teaching; satisfactory performance on all Hallmark Assessment Tasks; Target performance or better on all rubrics.

Degree Candidacy

Students not enrolled during the semester in which they intend to graduate must register for degree candidacy as outlined in the Graduate Catalog.

Praxis Disclaimer

Teacher certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for certification test(s), please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website at or for current requirements. 

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education program and all related content areas prepares students to meet the requirements for certification and/or licensure.  If you plan to pursue professional licensure or certification you should first determine your state’s criteria for examination and licensure to see how/if our program meets those requirements prior to enrollment. We recommend that you also contact your state’s licensing board directly to verify that the requirements have not changed recently and to answer any questions especially those regarding additional requirements beyond the degree. 

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