The Master of Arts in Teaching Program offers an opportunity for students to concurrently complete a graduate degree and a certification program in elementary, secondary, or all level teaching. The M.A.T. degree requires 36-42 hours of coursework, (depending on the area of specialization), teaching practicum requirements, and a clinical teaching experience. The clinical teaching requirement may be met with either a one-semester Teacher Apprenticeship experience under the guidance of a mentor teacher or the completion of a one-year Teacher Internship as teacher of record.
Potential students interested in the M.A.T. Program, must apply for UIW graduate admission. Once the application packet is complete, the application will be forwarded to the Teacher Education Program for review of M.A.T. Program requirements. Those who meet the graduate program admission criteria will be accepted conditionally with the requirement of application, and acceptance, to the Teacher Certification Program within the first nine credit hours of study. Additional requirements may be applied as deemed necessary.
Candidates are admitted to the M.A.T. Program as a cohort beginning only in the spring or summer term.
M.A.T. Admission Requirements
Candidates interested in elementary teaching pursue the Generalist EC-6 certification. An Accelerated EC-6 option is available for candidates who completed the UIW undergraduate program complete with the reading and special education minors.
Elementary MAT Degree Plan
Secondary / All-Level Certification
Candidates pursuing certification for the secondary or all-level grades, must present an established teaching field with coursework in the content area in which they intend to certify. Specifics can be found in the Teacher Certification Program admission requirements below.
A SECONDARY teaching program resulting in certification for seventh through twelfth grades is available for the following specializations: English Language Arts, History, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics
An ALL-LEVEL teaching program resulting in certification for early childhood through the twelfth grade is available for the following specializations: Art, Music, Spanish, Theater, and Physical Education.
Secondary / All-Level M.A.T. Degree Plan