5 years
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About this course

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) will prepare qualified teachers to be leaders in education. Undergraduate students can complete initial teacher licensure in pre-K through 6 or secondary education and a master’s degree after a 5th year of study in a summer-fall-spring cycle. This 5-year program will provide a student with two endorsements: one in Curriculum and Instruction or Special Education (pre-K through 12) and one in elementary education (pre-K through 6) or in a content area at the secondary level.

Entry Requirements

  • Graduate Application for Admission.
  • Personal statement focusing on your motivation for entering the program
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in pre-requisite education course-work
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.00 grading system in major or field of interest (probationary acceptance considered on a case by case basis)
  • Results of professional teachers’ examinations prescribed by the Virginia Department of Education (PRAXIS I or SAT scores)
  • Two recommendations
  • Interview with the Director of the Education Program