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Master of Arts in Teaching

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

  • Completed Bachelor's degree
  • An established teaching field with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought; 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for secondary mathematics or science candidates
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or greater
  • Current official transcripts (from each college or university attended)
  • Admissions interview
  • THEA or GRE scores are not required but highly recommended for application to the M.A.T. Program (see Teacher Certification Program requirements below)

Elementary Certification 

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




For more information:


Dr. Elda Martinez
Director of Teacher Education  

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