The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program is an alternative means for college graduates with degrees in liberal arts, fine arts, professional fields to attain teacher certification. The program provides the professional education courses and clinical experiences necessary to prepare individuals for teaching a specific content area in grades PreK-Adult, 5-Adult, or 9-Adult. Please note that the MAT program does not offer certification in Elementary or Special Education.

Prior to applying, candidates must request a transcript analysis through a certification officer either in Huntington (Tammy Aliff, 304.696.2857) or South Charleston (Sue Hollandsworth, 304.746.1909). An unofficial copy of the transcript may be used for the analysis, which will identify the courses that can be used to meet content licensure requirements. The analysis will also list the additional content-area courses needed. Candidates must have at least 50% of the required content courses to be admitted to the MAT program.

MAT Admission and Program Requirements

Degree Requirements

MAT, PreK-Adult: Art Education, Physical Education, Music Education

MAT, Grades 5-Adult: Family and Consumer Science, French, English, Mathematics, Physical Education, General Science, Social Studies, Spanish. As second certification areas only: Athletic Training, Health Education, Latin, Oral Communications (Speech).

MAT, Grades 9-Adult: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. As second certification area only: Journalism.