Cannon-Clary College of Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

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What is the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program?

If you already have a bachelor's degree, Harding's M.A.T. program will grant you a master's degree toward a teaching license at the K-6, 4-8, 7-12 or K-12 grade levels in content areas of your choice. For those interested in Special Education, there is an M.A.T. Special Education K-12 degree program. Teachers for early childhood-birth to kindergarten are in demand, and an M.A.T. Early Childhood/Special Education Integrated (B-K) degree is also available.

The following licensure areas are offered:

Birth through Kindergarten:
Early Childhood/Special Education Integrated (B-K)

Elementary Level: Grades K-6

Middle Level: Grades 4-8 (Minimum of 2 areas required)
Language arts, math, science, social science

Secondary Level: Grades 7-12

Grades K-12:
Art
Foreign Language (French, Latin or Spanish)
Kinesiology/Health
Music (Instrumental or Vocal)
Special Education K-12
Speech/Drama combination

What options do I have for completing the program?

Track I: Professional Licensure Track (35 hours)

You can teach full time while pursuing your degree. You must become eligible for and obtain a provisional license in the area of expertise in which you are seeking licensure before you begin teaching.

Track II: Traditional Student Teaching Track (35 hours)

You can follow a traditional teacher preparation program culminating with a semester of student teaching.
Important Policy Statement: Students who are participating in one of the six-credit hour student teaching classes (ELED 6410, MLED 6420, SEED 6510, SEED 6520, SPEC 6550, SPED 6530) are considered to be full-time students.

Apply Now (Spring 2020)

APPLY NOW (Beginning Summer 2020)

Admission Requirements and Part B Checklist (Spring 2020)

Application (Part A)

  • Apply: Fill out the application form which can be submitted online or print the pdf which can be faxed (501-279-4315) or emailed (mat@harding.edu).

Checklist of Requirements (Part B)

Admission Requirements (Beginning Summer 2020)

Beginning Summer 2020, the Harding University College Education will use GradCAS - a common application.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete the CAS application and submit appropriate fee.
  • Request official transcripts (required) from all colleges attended and have them sent to GradCAS.
    • GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
      PO Box 9217
      Watertown, MA 02471
    • To expedite a review of your application, you may upload unofficial transcripts.
    • Note: An alumnus of Harding University does not need to request an HU transcript; records are on file. You can bypass this requirement in the Academic History quadrant.
  • Request official scores from one of the following exams and have them sent to Harding University.
    • Praxis CORE
    • GRE
    • ACT or SAT  
  • Request official scores from the appropriate Praxis Subject Assessment(s) and have them sent to Harding University.
  • Request three letters of recommendation and have them sent through the CAS recommender portal.
  • Upload a copy of your Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) record.
  • Upload a resume.

GPA AND TEST SCORE INFORMATION

  • Passing score of Praxis CORE, ACT, SAT or GRE minimums (150 Verbal, 152 Quantitative, 3.5 Writing) 
  • Passing score for Praxis Subject Assessment(s) prior to or during your first semester 
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or 2.9 on the last 60 hours

For GradCAS application related questions:
Phone: 857-304-2086 
Email: gradcasinfo@liaisoncas.com

For program related questions:
Harding University
Department of Graduate Studies in Education
Phone: 501-279-4315 
Fax: 501-279-4083 
Email: graded@harding.edu 

Graduation Requirements

1. You must complete the 35-hour program of study, including six hours of internship (supervised teaching).
2. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all graduate work with no grade lower than C.
3. You may have a maximum of two C's.
4. You must pass the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching exam for the area in which you are licensing.
5. You must complete a minimum of 29 hours of your graduate work with Harding University.
6. You must complete all requirements within eight years from the time of admission to the graduate program.
7. Complete the Petition for Graduation Form pdf the semester before you expect to graduate.
8. Complete the Online Graduation Application (Pipeline: Student bar/ Student Records/ Graduation Application).
 

Academic Catalog and Course Schedule

For current course schedules, please see the Semester Course Schedules on the Graduate Programs home page.

For additional information about this program, you may want to consult the Catalog.

Want more information about our programs?

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Or contact us directly:

Master of Arts in Teaching

Thornton Education Center, Suite 126

Dr. Darren Mathews
Director of Master of Arts in Teaching

501-279-4183

Fax: 501-279-4083

mat@harding.edu

Contact Us

Graduate Studies in Education is part of the College of Education

501-279-4315

graded@harding.edu

Fax: 501-279-4083

Mailing address:
Harding University
Graduate Studies in Education
Box 12261
Searcy, AR 72149-5615