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Teaching

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

Description

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 3.00 (or 3.25 on the last 60 hours) and a raw score of at least 380 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a minimum score of 790 on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); or,
    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (or 3.00 on the last 60 hours) and a raw score of at least 388 on the MAT or a minimum score of 820 on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

    Conditional Admission

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

    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 and a score of at least 368 on the MAT or a minimum score of 740 on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE
    • Students who earn conditional admission must make a minimum of all “B”s in the first semester.
  • 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.