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2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching (MAT)

Bulletin/Catalog Year 2018-2019
Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education
Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Benita Bruster
Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning
Location: Claxton Building, Room 304B
Phone: 931-221-6491
Email: brusterb@apsu.edu

Dr. Tara Alvey
Assistant Professor, MAT Graduate Coordinator
Department of Teaching and Learning
Location: Claxton Building, Room 313
Phone: 931-221-7593
Email: alveyt@apsu.edu


Admission Requirements

Listed below are the required application materials and the associated scores (if necessary) for each.

  • Application for admission
  • Application Fee:  $45 domestic or $55 international
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States (i.e. submit a license or other approved document)
  • Bachelor’s degree, from a regionally accredited institution showing a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Official scores on the General test of the GRE with minimum 143 verbal and 140 quantitative scores, and an analytical writing score
  • Military documents (if applicable)
  • Admission decision by department

For more information about the application process, please visit apsu.edu/grad-studies.


The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program provides opportunities for persons who hold baccalaureate degrees to complete initial teacher licensure requirements and a master’s degree concurrently. Concentrations are available in Secondary Education (6-12), Elementary Education (K-5), with a specialization in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3), Special Education (K-8 Interventionist), and Middle Grades Mathematics (6-8). This degree program is not available to persons who already hold a professional teaching license. However, persons teaching on an alternative license may qualify for admission to the MAT program. Students must complete student teaching or complete alternative licensure requirements for this degree. Completion of a Capstone Project is required for program completion.

Additional courses required for specific licensure areas:

Total: 30 Hours

Total: 45 Hours

Total: 39 Hours

Research Requirements

 Research Plan I:

1.  Completion of Educ 5000 - Educational Research

2.  Completion of Capstone Project