The MATS program is designed for those holding a bachelor’s degree in a content or discipline area other than education and that are seeking an initial teaching license in secondary education. The 36 hour degree can be completed entirely online via distance learning from virtually anywhere in the state of Mississippi and beyond. Students earn initial licensure and then teach full time 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 MATS program, completion of EDS 8113 and EPY 8473
5 year Class A renewable license after receiving a 3 year Class A non-renewable license and completing EDS 8883 and EDS 8893
5 year Class AA renewable license after completion of the MATS degree program (coursework and comprehensive examination)
What courses will I take?
Students completing the MATS degree program will complete these courses:
Initial Licensure Courses
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 MATS 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: