The MAT program allows students who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than education to obtain teaching certification in an area of secondary education while earning a master's degree at the same time. A new cohort begins every summer. Certification is currently available in 20 different content areas, but not all certifications are available through this program. Contact the program director for more information.
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) • West Plains
Suggested course sequence:
|Course Number||Course Title||Hours||Format|
|Prior to First Semester|
|Complete content area coursework.|
|Summer Year 1|
|SFR||797||Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning||9||Face-to-face|
|Fall Year 1|
|SEC||783||Internship in Teaching I||3||Blended|
|MID*||725||Teaching Early Adolescents||3||Online|
|PSY||710||Psychology of Education||3||Online or face-to-face|
|RDG||710||Reading in the Content Fields||3||Online or face-to-face|
|Spring Year 1|
|SEC||784||Internship in Teaching II||10||Student teaching|
|Summer Year 2|
|EDT||662||Educational Applications of Computers||3||Online|
|SPE||715||Foundations in Special Education||3||Online or face-to-face|
|Fall Year 3|
|SFR||780||Educational Research Methodology||3||Online or face-to-face|
|Spring Year 3|
|EDC||786||Seminar in Education||2||Blended|
* MID 725 is required for middle school certification except K-12 programs. Students must complete MID725 prior to completing all certification requirements. Otherwise, additional coursework will be required by DESE to earn middle school certification.
This program runs on a four-semester sequence beginning in the summer. The following courses must be taken within the semesters indicated.
The other requirements, PSY 710, RDG 710, EDT 662, and SPE 715 are offered at various times and provide the students flexibility in their schedules to take these courses when it is convenient for them. However, they must be completed before the student is eligible for teacher certification.
Many students complete the certification portion of the program before beginning the two-semester research portion that completes the master's degree requirement.
For more information about this program, visit the College of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching website.
Emmett Sawyer; 417-836-3089; EmmettSawyer@MissouriState.edu