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Graduate Programs - Master of Arts in Teaching with Licensure

What is the Master of Arts in Teaching with Licensure (MATL) program?

If you already have a bachelor's degree, the MATL program will grant you a master's degree and a teaching license at the 4-8, 7-12 or K-12 grade levels. The following licensure areas are offered:

Grades 4-8: Minimum of 2 areas

Language arts, math, science and social science

Grades 7-12:

Family and Consumer Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Studies (Arkansas history course required)

Grades K-12:

Foreign Language (French, Latin or Spanish)
Music (Instrumental or Vocal)
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 (ECED 641, MLED 642, SEED 651, SEED 652) are considered to be full-time students.

What courses are required?

The MATL program consists of 35 hours. Please see the curriculum plan for more information.

MATL Curriculum Plan (PDF)

For current course schedules, please visit the Graduate Programs.

For additional information about this program, you may want to consult the Catalog. (Be sure to select the Graduate & Professional Catalog for the current school year from the drop-down menu).

How do I apply?

MATL Application (PDF)

Initial Request to Graduate Form (PDF)

Who do I contact for more information?

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Office of Adult & Extended Education


Fax: 501-279-5946


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Harding University
Graduate Studies in Education
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Searcy, AR 72149-5615