Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

General

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is an avenue to initial certification. The program starts in June and students progress through all steps to finish the following July.‌

‌‌Areas of Study

  • Secondary Social Studies (9-12)
  • Secondary Science (9-12)
  • Secondary Math (9-12)
  • Secondary English (9-12)

Students in this program must earn a baccalaureate degree, or the equivalent, in the content area of teaching specialization. Prospective students must apply to the MAT program by May 1 to enroll in the cohort that begins in the Summer I term. This 14-month full-time cohort program of study includes both advanced content study at the graduate level and teaching pedagogy instruction. Senior students at Coastal Carolina University may take up to two courses during their senior year (EDSC 410 and EDSC 415) that can apply toward M.A.T. program requirements.

Application Requirements

Completion of the Graduate Admission Application. Payment of application fee.

Official transcripts from each school or college previously attended (all prior undergraduate academic study must be represented as well as other graduate studies if such study has been completed). Emailed to graduate@coastal.edu

Completion of 30 credit hours of specific content area coursework.

Two recommendations to be filled out on the application. 

Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the content area AND a 2.75 GPA overall.

a.  Candidates who have an earned content GPA of between 2.75-2.94 and/or an earned overall GPA of 2.60-2.74 may submit official scores on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to be considered for admission.  

b.  The program will only accept candidates who earn a minimum score of 146 on verbal and minimum 140 on quantitative on the Graduate Record Examination, or a minimum score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test.

c.  Scores must be no more than five years old. Testing Center.

Approval of the M.A.T. Graduate Admissions Committee (GAC). 

Last updated Sep 2020

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‌Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees through more than 93 majors. Among CCU's graduate-level programs are 26 master's degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and two doctoral ... Read More

‌Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees through more than 93 majors. Among CCU's graduate-level programs are 26 master's degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and two doctoral programs: the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science, and the Ph.D. in education. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, and communication. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online. Read less