The MAT-S program is designed for the candidate with a bachelor’s degree in a content or discipline area other than education who is seeking an initial teaching license in secondary education. The 36 semester hour degree can be completed almost entirely online via distance learning from virtually anywhere in the state of Mississippi and beyond. Students can also complete some coursework via distance and some coursework face-to-face on campus. Students earn initial licensure and then teach full time in a K-12 classroom while completing the degree.
What kind of license will I receive?
Through the program students will be eligible to receive a
3 year Class A non-renewable license after admission to the MAT-S program, completion of EDS 8243 and EPY 6313
5 year Class A renewable license after receiving a 3 year Class A non-renewable license and completing EDS 8886
5 year Class AA renewable license after completion of the MAT-S degree program (coursework and comprehensive examination)
What courses will I take?
Students completing the MAT-S degree program will complete these courses:
Initial Licensure Courses
EDS 8243 Advanced Planning and Management (3 hrs)
EPY 6313 Measurement and Evaluation (3 hrs)
EPY 8473: Middle Level Assessment and Evaluation
EDS 8113: Classroom Management in Secondary Education
EDS 8883: Secondary Internship I*
EDS 8153: Professional Roles of the Secondary Teacher*
EDS 8893: Secondary Internship II*
EDS 66X3: Methods of Teaching Course*
EDF 8553: Research in the Classroom
RDG 8653: Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools
EDS 8623: Principles of Effective Instruction
EDX 8173: Special Education in the Regular Classroom
EDS 8103: Advanced Methodologies in Middle and Secondary Education
EDF 8243: Middle School Diversity
* A teaching position must be secured by the student before enrolling in these courses.
What subject can I teach?
Students in the MAT-S program may choose one of the following content areas as their initial licensure area but may choose to add additional endorsements to their license later: