The program is open to those who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a career
in education, but do not currently hold a professional teaching license. The M.A.T.
program allows you to complete initial licensure requirements and earn your master’s
degree in as few as 15 months.
The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to meet the needs of those who
are working full time. Face-to-face classes meet in the evenings, many classes are
For information related to admission requirements or to view the courses within each
program, please visit the graduate bulletin. To apply for admission, click here.
Sample Course Plan
Teaching: Elementary Education (K-5), MAT
What opportunities are available with this degree?
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state
to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements
in addition to an earned degree. APSU has not made a determination whether APSU’s
programs will meet all of the licensure and certification requirements in each US
state or territory. APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents
or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact
the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program
designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.
Please visit the Professional Licensure Disclosure webpage to review specific licensure information for your state and academic program.