• Graduate Studies
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Non-Certification)  Available Online

    Program Admission Requirements
    To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. Teacher certification is not necessary for this degree program. However, students in this program must concentrate in the same field as their undergraduate major or have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours in the desired field. If a student wishes to change fields, undergraduate course work may be required to complete any deficiencies that may exist in the new discipline. This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements of their respective states.

    I. Conditional Admission Required Courses*: 9 hours

    Professional Courses 
    ED 504 . Techniques of Educational Research (3) **
    ED 506 . Educational Statistics (3)
    EP 500 . Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
    EP 506 . Life-Span Development and Learning (3)

    II. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 24 hours
    Major Field***
    These courses must be from a single field of concentration.
    Language Arts Mathematics
    Physical Education
    Social Science
    (Students pursuing the M.A.T. History [non-certification] must complete at least twelve hours of coursework in U.S. History and twelve hours of coursework in non-U.S. History. The twelve hours of U.S. History must include courses covering both pre-and post-Civil War U.S. History.)
    Total Required: 33 hours


    • *Science students, with permission of their advisor, may take BY 508 or EN 508 in lieu of EP 500, BY 504 or EN 504 in lieu of ED 506, and 3 hours of BY 599 or EN 599 in lieu of ED 504.
    • **Students may take an approved research course in their major field in lieu of ED 504.
    • ***English or Language Arts students must include EH 501. Research in Literary Studies (3). Students in English must also take EH 580. Teaching Composition (3), if they have no previous credit for the course. Students majoring in English Language Arts, Science, or Social Science must take courses in at least two areas.
    • This program is also offered online.

    Program Completion Requirements

    The student shall:

    1. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than "C."
    2. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.