MAT with Initial Licensure

For more information on Initial Licensure endorsement areas and courses of study, see the Graduate Catalog for 5-year programs for Initial Licensure and MAT programs.

If you are a student seeking to enter the MAT with Initial Licensure program, you should have completed the following prerequisites, including prerequisite coursework (you may apply with two prerequisites courses outstanding):

  • BA / BS in a liberal arts or science or equivalent
  • 6 hours each in Written Expression and Mathematical Literacy
  • 7 hours in the Natural World
  • 3 hours each in Global and Multicultural Perspectives; Formal/Informal Reasoning; Identity, Institution and Societies; Western Traditions; and Creative Expressions
  • 1 course each in
    • Child / Lifespan Development
    • Foundations of Education
    • Educational Psychology
    • Introduction to Computing

Initial Licensure

For more information on Initial Licensure endorsement areas and courses of study, see the Graduate Catalog for 5-year programs for Initial Licensure and MAT programs.

If you are a student seeking to enter the Initial Licensure program, you should have completed the following prerequisites, including prerequisite courses (you may apply with two prerequisite courses outstanding):

  • BA / BS in a liberal arts or science or equivalent
  • 6 hours each in Written Expression and Mathematical Literacy
  • 7 hours in the Natural World
  • 3 hours each in Global and Multicultural Perspectives; Formal/Informal Reasoning; Identity, Institution and Societies; Western Traditions; and Creative Expressions
  • 1 course each in
    • Child / Lifespan Development
    • Foundations of Education
    • Educational Psychology
    • Introduction to Computing

For more information on Initial Licensure endorsement areas and courses of study, see the Graduate Catalog for 5-year programs for Initial Licensure and MAT programs.

Program Requirements:

  • To continue in the five-year program, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA, and remain in good standing by earning a grade of B- or better in any graduate course taken while in the undergraduate status.
  • If an undergraduate student in a five-year program earns a single grade of F or two grades of C+ or lower in graduate-level courses, that student will not be allowed to continue in the five-year program, and the offer of admission to the graduate program will be rescinded.
  • Upon completion of the normal requirements in his or her respective undergraduate program, a baccalaureate degree will be awarded to the student.

Graduate Course Hours:
Graduate credit hours taken as a five-year MAT undergraduate are subject to the following requirements:

  • A maximum of nine hours of credit will be allowed while classified as an undergraduate.
  • All courses must be approved by the student's advisor.
  • The student will be held to the same standards in these classes as any other graduate student.
  • To continue to take graduate courses as an undergraduate, a student must complete each graduate course with a grade of B- or better. Six graduate credit hours will count toward the 120 hours required for an undergraduate degree and will not directly count toward the MAT degree.
  • Should the five-year student take nine graduate credit hours during the senior year, one three-credit graduate course will be transferred to the graduate transcript once the baccalaureate degree is earned. Only the course and credits are posted to the graduate transcript. No grade is posted for the transferred course.

Course of Study:

  • The five-year student who takes six graduate credit hours while in undergraduate status will enroll in up to nine graduate credits during the summer terms, 12 graduate credits fall semester, and nine graduate credits spring semester.
  • The five-year student who takes nine graduate credit hours (by permission) while in undergraduate status will have three graduate credit hours moved to the graduate transcript. The student will enroll in a minimum of six graduate credits during fall and spring semesters of the senior year.
  • The number of credit hours on the graduate transcript must total at least 30 overall.
  • A student accepted into the five-year program is required to follow the course of study as shown below in order to complete the curriculum within five years.
In order to complete your teacher preparation program, you will need to take and pass several state-required tests. These tests must be passed prior to beginning your student teaching internship.

For Elementary candidates, all programs:

For Middle/Secondary and PK-12 Candidates, all programs:

Copies of official score reports for all three tests should be submitted to the Office of Teacher Preparation.

As a student in one of the teacher preparation programs, you are expected to: