Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree is designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree in a non-education program with appropriate teaching majors and minors, and who desire both a master's degree and Michigan Provisional Teaching Certification at either the elementary or secondary level. Teaching certification can be earned prior to completion of the master's degree requirements. The M.A.T. program consists of graduate level courses (several involving work with children in a school setting) and a student teaching experience for a minimum of one University semester.
Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School; for requirements, see Admission to the Graduate School. Students without appropriate teaching majors and minors and other general education requirements will be required to complete the necessary course work as post-degree students before entering the M.A.T. program.
Applicants to M.A.T. programs must be admissible to the Graduate School and the College of Education Division of Teacher Education. In order to be eligible for admission, all M.A.T. applicants must pass the State Basic Skills Test and must present verification of participation in group work with children and have a Michigan State Police Criminal Background check.
The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) examination scores (Basic Skills and subject area tests) must be furnished directly to Wayne State University by Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson, the MTTC testing agency. When registering for the MTTC, students should select "Wayne State University (31)" as a "College or University to Receive Scores."
Students whose examination scores were not released to Wayne State University should request an original score report from Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson by going online and: from the Score Reporting link on the MTTC website (http://www.mttc.nesinc.com), select Test Results Request Form and enter 31 for the Institutional Code to have scores sent to Wayne State University (31). The scores must be mailed directly from Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson to Wayne State University. An original score report is required by the Michigan Department of Education for verification of test scores.
Persons interested in the elementary or secondary education M.A.T. should consult with an admissions counselor, Room 469 or 489 Education Building, about acceptable teaching majors and minors before filing an application.