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.
- 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