Cannon-Clary College of Education
Master of Arts in Teaching
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
Foreign Language (French, Latin or Spanish)
Music (Instrumental or Vocal)
Special Education K-12
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.
Admission Requirements & Part B Checklist
Application (Part A)
- Apply: Fill out the application form which can be submitted online or print the pdf which can be faxed (501-279-5946) or emailed (email@example.com).
- Application Form:
Checklist of Requirements (Part B)
The M.A.T. program consists of 35 hours. Please see the curriculum plan for more information.