The One-Year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT5)
This full-time degree program allows students to earn a Master's degree and teaching certification in one year (three semesters). Graduates of this program will meet South Carolina course requirements for certification as a teacher in one of the following certification areas: art, biology, chemistry, English, French, math, social studies, or Spanish.
The MAT5 is designed for, and open to, students who completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university within one year of starting the MAT5 program. See admission requirements for complete details. Applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply to our traditional Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Application Deadline: February 15 for summer admission. The MAT5 program only admits students one time per year, in the summer.
PLEASE REVIEW: Important information about the required PRAXIS Exams
Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships are available to fully-admitted graduate students. In addition, a special grant-funded scholarship and stipend program is available to those pursuing Math or Biology teacher certification. The WISE program (Winthrop Initiative for STEM Educators) will provide $10,000 scholarships and stipends to eligible MAT students who agree to teach in high-need schools upon graduation. The WISE website provides complete details and application information.
For More Information
Contact Dr. Lisa Harris
204 Withers Building