Wayne State University

Master of Arts in Teaching - Elementary

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 who desire both a master's degree and Michigan Provisional Teaching Certification at the elementary 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.

Persons interested in the elementary or secondary education M.A.T. should consult with an admissions counselor, Room 489 Education Building, about acceptable teaching majors and minors before filing an application.

Student completing the program earn a Master of Arts degree and Elementary Teaching Certification in the State of Michigan.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for the M.A.T. program in Secondary School Mathematics, applicants must present evidence of:

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. An overall honor point average of 2.75 or higher and at least a 3.0 honor point average in mathematics.
  3. An undergraduate major in mathematics and a minor in another secondary certifiable content area.
  4. Successful completion of the State Basic Skills Examination. Application forms and information available in the Directed Teaching Office, Room 221 Education.

Plan of Work

After you have been admitted to the M.A.T. program, you should meet with your advisor to complete your Plan of Work. Your Plan of Work must be submitted to the Graduate Education Office for approval, prior to completion of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework.

Student Teaching / Practicum / Internship

Student must take and pass both their major and minor content area exams prior to student teaching.  Your student teaching placement will be arranged through the Office of Clinical Experience, Room 221, Education Building