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Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell to offer Master of Arts in Teaching

Beginning with the Fall I 2011 term, Austin Peay Center Fort Campbell (APCFC) will offer a Master of Arts in Teaching.  The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) provides opportunities for persons who hold baccalaureate degrees to complete initial teacher licensure requirements and a master's degree concurrently.  The Fort Campbell Center Program is available to individuals who wish to teach at the secondary level.  Programs in elementary and special education are available at the Clarksville campus.

Eligibility requires an undergraduate major or the equivalent in the licensure field and admission to the APSU College of Graduate Studies with a GPA of 2.75 and completion of GRE requirements.  The application for graduate school is available at http://www.apsu.edu/cogs.  This degree program is not available to persons who already hold a professional teaching license.  However, persons teaching on an alternative license in Tennessee may qualify for admission to the M.A.T. degree program.

The program is offered in a cohort format consisting of ten courses with two courses offered each term for five terms.  Coursework is provided in face-to-face and online formats.  Field experiences in public schools are required as part of the coursework.  At the end of the program, participants must either complete student teaching or teach on an alternative license and pass all required licensure exams to earn their teaching license.

More information is available by contacting Dr. Barbara Peterson at (931) 221-7696, petersonb@apsu.edu, or Dr. William Cox at (931) 221-1412, coxw@apsu.edu