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Master of Arts in Teaching


Master of Arts

The alternate route program takes approximately 13 months to complete and leads to a master’s degree in teaching and Mississippi AA licensure.

The program runs from summer to summer and has two emphasis areas available, elementary education and secondary education

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The MAT program is designed for those without a teaching degree who want to become teachers.

Applications will be accepted February 1 through April 30 (must include passing Praxis scores).

Minimum Admission Requirements (required by the Mississippi Department of Education)

  • bachelor’s degree from a regionally/nationally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA
  • passing score on both the Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) examination and the Praxis II

Additional Requirements

  • minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on the last degree earned
  • obtain admission to Delta State’s Graduate School
  • submit the MAT Portfolio to the coordinator, which includes three reference letters and an essay
  • secure a teaching position for the fall and spring semesters, matching the Praxis II content area passed or any endorsement on your 3-year license

Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE)

TEST NAME

TEST CODE

PASSING SCORE

Reading

5712

156

Writing

5722

162

Mathematics

5732

150

There are two programs of study to choose from, elementary track (33 hours) and secondary track (30 hours). Both provide specialized knowledge for teaching areas.

Praxis II Test

Praxis II scores will be used for admission into the program. The Praxis may also be taken/passed to teach a content area for which a degree was not earned.

List of Approved Praxis II Exams for MAT (Revised August 2010)

Subject — Praxis II Test Code

Art — 0133

Biology — 0235

Business — 0101

Chemistry — 0245

Elementary Education (4-6) — 0014

English — 0041

French — 0174

German 0183

Home Economics 0120

Marketing — 0560

Math — 0061

Music — 0113

Physical Education — 0091

Physics — 0265

Social Studies — 0081

Spanish — 0195

Speech Communications — 0220

These resources provide further information on the Praxis exams:

Why is the GPA so important?
It is one indication of content knowledge.

How many hours does the MAT program require?
Secondary Track = 30 Hour

Elementary Track = 33 hours

Additional Questions? Contact:

Dr. Angela Bridges, MAT Program Coordinator                                                                                                                                      662-846-4370                                                                                                                                                                                abridges@deltastate.edu

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