Alternate Route Licensure Track & MAT Program
The School of Education offers an alternate route initial licensure for students who are interested in teaching, but did not start a Teacher Certification program early in their college career or who become interested in teaching following graduation. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a graduate education degree and an alternative initial licensure program which provides those who complete this program an opportunity to teach in Mississippi schools. Some students may qualify to be admitted to the Accelerated MAT program while completing their bachelor’s degree. Students who meet the above Teacher Education requirements and have earned a bachelor's degree in their discipline area may apply to the MAT program as a graduate student.