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The Master of Arts in Teaching One-Year Option (MAT5)

This full-time MAT program allows students to earn a Master's degree and teaching certification in one year (three semesters: summer, fall, and spring). The one-year option is designed exclusively for recent graduates with a bachelor's degree in the fields of art, biology, chemistry, dance, English, French, math, social studies, Spanish, and theatre.

Application Deadline: February 15 for summer admission. This program only admits students one time per year, in the summer.

        MAT, One-Year Option Content Areas      
Art (K-12)
Dance (K-12)                    
French (K-12)
Social Studies
Spanish (K-12)
Theatre (K-12)                  

Admission Requirements

*Applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply to our traditional Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Program Requirements

Financial Assistance

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


Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (Fax)

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