Master of Arts in Teaching
The College of Education at Austin Peay offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with concentrations in:
- Secondary Education (Grades 6-12)
- Elementary Education (Grades K-5, with additional specializations in Middle Grades (6-8) Mathematics, and Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
- Special Education (Grades K-12)
The program is open to those who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a career in education, but do not currently hold a professional teaching license. The M.A.T. program allows you to complete initial licensure requirements and earn your master’s degree in as few as 15 months.
The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to meet the needs of those who are working full time. Face-to-face classes meet in the evenings, many classes are taught on-line, and some classes are taught on Saturdays.
Required Application Materials
- Application for admission
- Application fee: $45 domestic or $55 international
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Official GRE Test scores
- Military documents, if applicable
The MAT program is intended for students seeking initial teaching licensure and admits for spring, summer and fall terms. To be admitted, applicants should meet the following minimum admission requirements:
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
- Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum GRE scores as follows:
- GRE verbal score of 143
- GRE quantitative score of 140
International Admission Requirements
To view graduate programs available to international students, refer to the Graduate Programs for International Students page on the College of Graduate Studies website. Dependent upon program and/or visa status, additional graduate admission requirements must be met. Please refer to the Admission Requirements for International Students page on our website for detailed information and forms that may be required. All admission documents must be received and processed before selection committee review.
Regular Admission will be granted to applicants who have met all entrance requirements. To be granted conditional admission, unofficial transcripts and entrance exam scores may be submitted until the official documents are received by Graduate Admissions. If official documents are not received as prescribed in the current Graduate Bulletin all classes will be dropped. Denied admission status will be granted to applicants who do not meet the regular or conditional criteria for admission to the program.