The Lenoir-Rhyne Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for students who have earned a non-education undergraduate degree and wish to pursue middle grades or secondary teacher licensure. In as little as one year, students can gain the skills, training, and certification they need to be highly qualified English, math, social studies, or science teachers while also earning their Master’s degree. Full-time and part-time options are available, both face to face and online.
M.A.T. Program Benefits
- Full- and part-time enrollment options: Fall, Spring, or Summer start
- Flexible online, hybrid, and face-to-face course options
- Two campus locations in Hickory and Asheville, NC
- Extensive practical experience in school sites
- Hands-on learning focused on impacting student achievement
- Coaching and mentoring from university faculty and public school teachers
- Support for lateral entry teachers
- Engaging curriculum emphasizing 21st century literacies, differentiation, and teaching with technology
- Experienced faculty and small class sizes
- Job placement assistance
At the conclusion of the program, students will have met all competencies for an "A" level license in the appropriate field and a Master's degree.
Teacher Licensure Areas Available
|Middle Grades (6-9) Online Only||Secondary (9-12) Face-to-Face or Online|
|Language Arts||Comprehensive Science|
|Mathematics||Comprehensive Social Studies|
Applicants on average meet the following criteria:
An undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
GRE, MAT or Praxis I scores:
- MAT score of a 390 or higher or
- GRE verbal score in the 40th percentile
- GRE quantitative score in the 35th percentile
- GRE analytical writing score of a 3.5
- Praxis I: Reading 176, Writing 173, Math 173
To be considered for admission, submit the following:
- Graduate Application
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Official Praxis I, GRE or MAT scores
- Completed essay and short answer responses.
- Criminal background check via www.certifiedbackground.com.
In addition to the required documentation for a completed application, the following may be requested:
- An interview and teaching demonstration with the admissions committee
- Content area testing
- Letters of recommendation
Part-time and Online Programs
Dr. David Temple
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