Winthrop University: Graduate School - MAT One-year Option (MAT5)
Contact Information
Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (tollfree)
803/323-2292 (fax)

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The Master of Arts in Teaching Accelerated Pathway


Program Coordinator: Dr. Lisa Harris, 204 Withers Building  


Phone: 803/323-2588 


The MAT Accelerated program is a fast-paced option for Winthrop students who began education coursework as an undergraduate. MAT Accelerated students complete courses required for teaching certification in the summer, fall, and spring. The accelerated pathway requires recent Winthrop graduates to have a minor in Educational Studies and a bachelor's degree in the fields of art, biology, chemistry, dance, educational studies, English, French, history, mathematics, political science, psychology, Spanish, or theatre. 

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

MAT, Accelerated Pathway Content Areas      
Art (K-12)
Dance (K-12)                    
Early Childhood (PK-3)
Elementary Education (2-6)
French (K-12)
Middle Level Education (5-8)
Physical Education (K-12)
Social Studies
Spanish (K-12)
Special Education (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

PLEASE REVIEW: Important information about the required PRAXIS Exams


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.


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Last Updated: 8/10/20