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Master of Arts in Teaching
Offered By: College of Education & Behavioral Science
Graduate School


The purpose of this program is to provide an additional quality pathway to AR teacher licensure for our region and state. Individuals seeking to enter public school teaching with bachelor’s degrees are eligible to earn initial licensure through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.

The MAT includes Teacher Education core courses along with specialized courses to create a Masters Program for initial licensure.

  • Admission Process

    Unconditional Admission

    In addition to Graduate School criteria, academic proficiency must be established through satisfaction of either of the following admissions selection criteria:

    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 overall or a 3.0 on the last 60 hours with at least 388 raw score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a minimum score GRE score of 142 on the verbal, 142 on the quantitative, and 3.5 on the Analytical Writing sections of the GRE.
    • Complete the online Graduate School Application
    • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, along with the official MAT or GRE test score to:

    ASU Graduate Admissions

    P O Box 1570

    State University, AR 72467

  • Accreditations

    National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE)

    NCATE’s dual mission is accountability and improvement in education preparation. The NCATE accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for teacher education programs, holds accredited institutions accountable for meeting these standards, and encourages unaccredited schools to demonstrate the quality of their programs by working for and achieving professional accreditation.