Mar 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching (MAT)


Dr. Charles Gonzalez
MAT Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Department of Teaching and Learning
Location: Claxton Building, Room 223
Phone: 931-221-1114

Mr. Kevin Fee
Coordinator of Teacher Licensure
Department of Teaching and Learning
Location: Claxton Building, Room 228
Phone: 931-221-6182

For a Tennessee teaching license, all candidates in this program must complete the edTPA and those who are not job-embedded are required to complete student teaching. If the candidate is not seeking licensure, a written comprehensive exam is required to satisfy the requirement for this degree. 

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 3.00
  • 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


Some University Programs have additional requirements and information included in the Program Handbook.  Program Handbooks, which are incorporated into herein by reference, are available by selecting the following link: Master of Arts in Teaching


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), Secondary Science Education (6-12), Chemistry and Biology, Elementary Education (K-5), with a specialization in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3), Special Education (K-8 Interventionist), Middle Grades Mathematics (6-8), and Middle School Science (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.