Degree Programs

Teaching, M.A.T.

Dr. Beth Day-Hairston

Dr. Beth Day-Hairston
Program Coordinator - SPE

Dr. J Denise Johnson

Dr. J. Denise Johnson
Program Coordinator- MGE


The mission of the Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) program is to allow individuals to fulfill North Carolina teacher licensure requirements and earn a master's degree simultaneously in the areas of Middle Grades (Language Arts, Math, Science) and Special Education (general curriculum). The MAT at WSSU builds upon the University's historic tradition of providing the community, and the nation, with highly qualified teachers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of students.

Degree Requirements:

▪   Successful completion of 39 hours of graduate course work
▪   Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the program to remain
    in good academic standing.
▪   Student may be subject to dismissal from the program if they receive
    grades of an F, or U.
▪   Students must successfully pass the Praxis II standardized test in
    their content area.

Time Limits for Completion

The Master of Arts in Teaching curriculum may be completed in a minimum of two (2) years of full-time study (at least 9-12 credit hours per semester) or 9 credit hours and one summer session course.

Application Deadlines

Admission application deadline for Fall (August) enrollment is April 15.
Admission application deadline for Spring (January) enrollment is November 15.
Admission application deadline for Summer (May) enrollment is April 1.

Other Requirements

In addition to completing the coursework for obtaining a MAT degree, students are also required to have 24 hours of coursework in their content area for Middle Grades and secure a Teaching license in their content area.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the MAT program candidates will be able to teach in public, private, or charter schools.

Additional Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) program information and course descriptions are available in the current WSSU Graduate Catalog.

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