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Alternate Route to Licensure

MASTER IN THE ART OF TEACHING

Alternate Route to Licensure

The MAT Alternate Route program is designed to lead individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field to teacher licensure in the state of Mississippi. Through thorough coursework and seminars, students become familiar with education terminology, state standards, effective lesson planning, classroom management, and more to meet the needs of diverse learners. The MAT provides three unique tracks: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education (Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12).
Testing requirements currently suspended through December, 2021!
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Program Overview

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Tuition
$445.00 per trimester hour
Hours
The Alternate Route portion of the program (required for obtaining a standard Mississippi teaching license) is 12 hours, including 6 hours of initial coursework and 6 hours of internship. Completion of the MAT is an additional 18 or 21 hours depending on chosen track.
Delivery Method
The two initial courses are taught either face-to-face or virtually each term. Face-to-face meetings are held at night to accommodate working students and are offered at William Carey’s Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses. This delivery method is designed to provide those from non-education backgrounds with the much needed one-on-one time with the instructor, as well as able opportunities for collaboration with other students entering the field of education. The remainder of the MAT courses beyond internship are offered online.
Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements
Prospective students must:
Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Complete an online application & pay application fee
Submit official copies of all transcripts to Graduate Admissions via eScript or mailed from the institution
Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors
Provide documentation of ACT composite score of 21 or passing score on PRAXIS Core
Provide documentation of passing score on PRAXIS II in the area candidate desires to teach

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, some testing requirements have been waived by MDE through December 31, 2021. Contact Carey School of Education for specific information.

Career Outlooks
Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for Class A teaching licensure in the state of Mississippi and will be qualified to teach in one of three tracks (chosen during program participation): Elementary Education (Grades 4-6), Secondary Education (Specific Discipline 7-12), or Special Education (Mild-Moderate Disabilities K-12).
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