Application Deadline: February 15 for summer admission. The MAT one-year option program only admits students one time per year, in the summer.
Applicants to this program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and must have completed that degree within one year of beginning the one-year MAT program. Additional admission requirements include:
Applicants who do not meet these eligibility guidelines are welcomed and encouraged to apply to our traditional Master of Arts in Teaching program.
*PLEASE REVIEW: Important information about the PRAXIS
This option includes education and art education courses leading up to the internship year. Required studio and/or art history courses not previously taken will need to be integrated into the program or taken prior to enrolling.
*Applicants who speak French or Spanish as their first language must present an undergraduate degree from an accredited university in the subject area they wish to teach. If the area of specialization is not in the proposed area of certification, applicants are advised to apply to the traditional MAT program offered at Winthrop.
Additional Admission Requirements for MAT5 with Specialization in 9-12 Social Studies
*Exposure to coursework in all areas (some above the 299-level) will be necessary to pass the state licensure tests and to meet the content expectations of the National Council for Social Studies teacher preparation standards. Candidates without comprehensive experiences will be referred to the traditional MAT program for addition coursework.