B.A./B.S./MAT- 5th Year Master's Degree Program

Undergraduate students from other disciplines who wish to obtain their teacher certification may participate in a five-year program that results in a bachelor's degree within their area of major and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.

Virtual Information Session

Join us for a virtual information session on Thursday, February 25 at 3 p.m. to learn more about the MAT 5th Year Program.


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Pathways by Subject Area

Applicants to the program must have a major or significant coursework (27-30 credits) in the following certification areas. We offer certification in grades 7-12 in the following areas:

Earth/Space Science
Social Studies

We offer PK-12 certification in the following certification areas:

Music (vocal or instructional)

Program of Study

Students take three graduate-level courses in their senior year which count toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees. Graduate courses taken during the senior year are included in the undergraduate tuition and take the place of undergraduate electives. You will take the MAT courses on a full-time basis beginning the summer following graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? View our Frequently Asked Questions website for more information.