Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Arts in Teaching
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Graduate School
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Master of Arts in Teaching


The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed to prepare individuals who are seeking initial certification to be a classroom teacher. Through field-focused learning in school partnership settings, candidates demonstrate evolving skills in the domains of diverse needs of learners, learning environment, technology, assessment, instruction and learner engagement, literacy, and professional learning and ethical practice.


Graduate Program Advisor:

Dr. Lisa Harris 



Why Winthrop?

Teaching Graduate Assistant Accreditation Graduate School Travel Support

Students have the opportunity to work in their departments and around campus as graduate assistants.

Nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Travel support is available for graduate student presentations or performances.


Click below to learn more about the program!


      The Traditional track covers a variety of subjects from professional core courses to courses specific to the graduate candidate’s content area. Through field-focused learning in school partnership settings, you will demonstrate evolving skills in the classroom.

      Time to completion: 2 - 2.5 years

      Total Credits: 30 - 40

      Format: Campus-based

      Curriculum (Traditional MAT program)

      Art (K-12)



      Early Childhood (PK-3)

      Elementary Education (2-6)


      French (K-12)


      Middle Level Education (5-8)

      Music (K-12)

      Physical Education (K-12)

      Social Studies

      Spanish (K-12)

      Special Education (K-12)         



        Master of Arts in Teaching Deadline : No deadline,  rolling admission

        Note: All admission materials must be received by the Graduate School office before an application will be reviewed


        • The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee.

        • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). 

        • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR official test scores for either:

          • GRE (preferred scores are 151 Verbal, 153 Quantitative) OR Miller Analogies Test (preferred score of 392)

        • Applicants to the MAT degree in Spanish and French must also submit the South Carolina passing score on the Praxis AND evidence of having the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. It is recommended that applicants show proficiency at the advanced low level. Graduate coursework will not be focused directly on continued language learning.

        NOTE: Graduate candidates who do not meet all undergraduate certification requirements will be required to complete additional course work. 



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    Last Updated: 1/18/23