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MAT Student /MAT5 Resources

Master of Arts in Teaching

Grades 9-12 (Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Studies)
Grades K-12 (Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish)


Grades 9-12 (Biology, English, Math, Social Studies)

Grades K-12 (Art, French, Spanish)

MAT Admission to Teacher Education

All students seeking to complete a degree which leads to teacher certification, must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education.  Please find information and procedures for completing the MAT admission application on our MAT Admissions page.  In order to apply to the MAT program, students must complete the MAT Application.

Important Forms and Documents

Teacher Education Calendar
MAT Conceptual Framework

MAT Dispositions Procedures
College of Education Forms

PRAXIS Information

Students in the MAT program must achieve the South Carolina passing scores on the PRAXIS II Specialty Area Examination before entering the internship.  For information about required examinations, please visit

Students in the MAT5 program should have already passed Praxis II content before entering program.


South Carolina uses the ADEPT system to Assist, Develop, and Evaluate Professional Teaching.  Please visit to obtain more information.


For information regarding certification levels in South Carolina and requirements for obtaining certification in South Carolina, please visit our Certification page.  You may also visit the South Carolina State Department of Education to check your certification status and for additional information.


The advisor/advisee relationship is a valued experience at Winthrop University.  Please visit Student Academic Services' Advising page for additional information.  Please click here to view a complete list of graduate advisors in the College of Education.

SC Teachers Loan

For information about the SC Teachers Loan, please visit  Applications are available at Student Academic Services (144 Withers), Financial Aid (119 Tillman), or available to download from the Student Loan Corporation.  Section 2 of the application must be completed by the office of Student Academic Services in the College of Education. 


All students in the Teacher Education undergraduate and graduate programs are required to purchase LiveText.  LiveText is a course management system which contains many features that are helpful to both faculty and students.  For general information on purchasing and/or using LiveText, please go to  For information about LiveText at Winthrop University, visit

For additional information about the MAT program and other graduate level programs, please visit the COE Graduate Student Information page.