The Master of Arts in Teaching One-Year Option (MAT5)
This full-time degree program allows students to earn a Master's degree and teaching certification in one year (three semesters). This accelerated MAT program (also called MAT5) is designed for, and open to, students who completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college of university within one year of starting the MAT one year option program.
Application Deadline: February 15 for summer admission. This program only admits students one time per year, in the summer.
Graduates of this program will meet South Carolina course requirements for certification as a teacher in one of the following certification areas:
*Applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply to our traditional Master of Arts in Teaching program.
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