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M.A.T. to be offered at Fort Campbell

Austin Peay State University will offer the Master of Arts in Teaching at the Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell, beginning with the Fall I term.

The masters degree provides an opportunity for a student with a bachelors degree to complete initial teacher licensure requirements and a masters degree concurrently. The program at Fort Campbell, Ky., is available to individuals who wish to teach at the secondary level. Programs in elementary and special education are offered at the main campus.
Austin Peay State University will offer the Master of Arts in Teaching at the Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell, beginning with the Fall I term.

The master's degree provides an opportunity for a student with a bachelor's degree to complete initial teacher licensure requirements and a master's degree concurrently. The program at Fort Campbell, Ky., is available to individuals who wish to teach at the secondary level. Programs in elementary and special education are offered at the main campus.

To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), a student must have a bachelor's degree in the licensure field or the equivalent with a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.75, complete the GRE examination and be admitted to the APSU College of Graduate Studies.

The M.A.T. is not available to those who already hold a professional teaching license. However, individuals teaching on an alternative license in Tennessee may qualify for admission to the M.A.T. degree program.

The program consists of 10 courses, with two courses offered each term for five terms, and is offered in a cohort format, with the first cohort beginning Aug. 18. The next cohort group with begin in the Fall I 2009 term.
Coursework is provided in both classroom and online formats. Field experiences in public schools are required as part of the coursework. At the end of the program, participants either must complete student teaching or teach on an alternative license and pass all required licensure exams to earn their teaching license.

The application for graduate school admission is available online at www.apsu.edu/cogs.

For more information, contact Dr. Carlette Hardin, interim director of the APSU School of Education and professor of education, by telephone at (931) 221-7696 or e-mail at hardinc@apsu.edu or Dr. William Cox, executive director of the Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell, by telephone, (931) 221-1400 or e-mail, coxw@apsu.edu. -- Melony A. Jones