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MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING
Take your first step toward a career in teaching. Waynesburg University's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program prepares you for initial secondary teaching certification in Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, Mathematics, or Social Studies. Courses are offered in the evenings (6:00 pm-10:00 pm) every eight weeks during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. For your convenience, the program features a varied presentation format. Students will experience face-to-face, 100% online, and blended online and face-to-face classes as they progress through the program.
You are the beneficiary of significant field experiences throughout the MAT program which culminates in a 12 week student teaching placement. To better serve you, the program is designed to enable students to complete the required coursework and the student teaching experience in a maximum of two calendar years.
In order to be admitted to ALL Graduate Education Programs, the student must have met the following criteria:
In addition, applicants to the M.A.T. Program must meet the following additional criteria:
*Admission to the student teaching semester for students in the M.A.T. Program requires:
Waynesburg University admits students without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry or ethnicity. It is the policy of Waynesburg University not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admissions policies, activities or employment.
Students seeking admission into a graduate education program may be admitted on a regular or a conditional basis. Regularly admitted students are students who the admissions committee determines have the preparation to successfully complete the program. Students who do not meet the above admission criteria may be considered for conditional admission after a personal interview with the program director.
Individuals with a Pennsylvania Level I Instructional Certificate may take up to 24 credits without enrolling in a degree program. These credits will apply toward a Level II Instructional Certificate and will be eligible for Act 48 credit. Individuals who already have their Level II Instructional Certificate may enroll in courses, up to 24 credits, without enrolling in a degree program to fulfill Act 48 requirements for continued certification.
Financial aid information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. Student loans are available to students enrolled for a minimum of six semester hours. For the purposes of graduate education programs, a full-time student is considered to be anyone enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours.
For all graduate education programs a student will need to have access to an Internet connection: high speed access is preferred. Students need basic computer skills including e-mail, word processing, and Internet usage to succeed in these programs.