2014 - 2015 Graduate Catalogue 
    Sep 28, 2023  
2014 - 2015 Graduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Teaching (Non-Certification)

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Program Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. Teacher certification is not necessary for this degree program. However, students in this program must concentrate in the same field as their undergraduate major or have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours in the desired field. If a student wishes to change fields, undergraduate course work may be required to complete any deficiencies that may exist in the new discipline.  This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements of their respective states.

II. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 24 hours

Major Field***

These courses must be from a single field of concentration.

Language Arts
Physical Education
Social Science

(Students pursuing the M.A.T. History [non-certification] must complete at least twelve hours of coursework in U.S. History and twelve hours of coursework in non-U.S. History. The twelve hours of U.S. History must include courses covering both pre-and post-Civil War U.S. History.)

Students pursuing the M.A.T. Physical Education [non-certification] must choose one of the four areas of emphasis below.

A. Choose one of the following emphasis areas: 18 hours

B. Electives in Physical Education: 6 hours

  • Six hours in addition to the courses selected above to meet the desired emphasis.

Total Required: 33 hours


Program Completion Requirements

The student shall:

  1. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than "C."
  2. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.

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