The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed for people who have completed a four-year degree in a field other than education who are interested in obtaining a teacher's license. Graduates will be in a position to create positive change in the profession by advocating for students, promoting professional growth, and working collaboratively with peers.
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- Special Services
- Special Education
- Teachers as Leaders
- Teaching Diverse Classrooms
- Psychology of Teaching and Learning
- Middle School Philosophy and Organization
An individual who completes the MAT program at WSSU is eligible to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction.
The Educator Preparation programs of CASBE are recognized by the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and are therefore represented in the NC interstate agreement with the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). The agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the Agreement. An individual who completes an approved Educator Preparation program at WSSU is eligible to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction including all 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Ontario and the Department of Defense. While each state/entity may affirm the credentials earned by a WSSU program completer in Educator Preparation, the educator may have to complete additional requirements, such as coursework, assessments, or classroom experience, before receiving a full professional certificate in the new state.
This recognition applies to our undergraduate and graduate teacher licensure programs in Birth through Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle Grades Education, Music Education, Secondary English Education, Secondary Math Education, and Health and Physical Education.
I came to the US in 2013 to teach at Konnoak Elementary School. Getting my MAT at WSSU put me in touch with great campus events such as evening lectures, sports events, musical and visual arts events. I plan to return to China in the future to make an impact on teaching and the quality of education there.