What is the MATS program?
You’ve obtained your bachelor’s degree in an area other than education, but now you have a desire to teach in a secondary school. The MATS program is designed especially for people like you who are seeking an initial teaching license in secondary education. The 30-hour degree can be completed entirely online from virtually anywhere in the state of Mississippi or beyond.
Through the program students will be eligible to receive a:
- 3-year Class A non-renewable license after completion of EDS 8243, EDS 6403 and EDX 8173 and passing Praxis II scores. If you have already completed a master’s degree, you will not be able to upgrade your license to master’s level with the 3-year license.
- 5-year Class A renewable license after receiving a 3-year Class A non-renewable license and completing Internship I and Internship II over a period of two semesters. If you have already completed a master’s degree, you will be able to upgrade your license to master’s level after your 5-year license is issued.
- 5-year Class AA renewable license after completing the MATS degree program
What are some potential careers?
This degree is designed for individuals who would like to teach in middle and/or high school settings.
Who should pursue this degree?
Individuals who have bachelor’s degrees in fields other than education but feel a desire to teach should consider this degree.
Good ACT score? A composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT exempts you from having to take the CORE exam. With a 3.0 GPA on your last 60 hours of coursework, the ACT and Core tests are waived.
For more information about available courses, please review our MATS Checklist.
We are not admitting students living in the state of Georgia.