Middle Grades Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

The M.A.T. in Middle Grades Education* focuses on the education of 5-8th graders and is designed for those who want to teach middle grade children and have an undergraduate degree(s) in any of the following disciplines: English, mathematics, history/social science, biology, chemistry, physics or geology. The program combines academic work and a variety of experiences in public middle schools.

Successful completion of the M.A.T. program requirements leads to recommendation for teaching certification/licensure in grades 5-8 in South Carolina, in addition to a master's degree. The state of South Carolina has reciprocal licensure agreements with many state departments of education across the United States. Teacher education program requirements are described in detail in a candidate information packet. This packet is sent to the candidate prior to meeting with an advisor to complete a program of study.

*Nationally recognized by the Asscociation for Middle Level Education (AMLE).