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 admission to the MATS program and successful completion of EDS 8243, EDS 6403, EDX 8173, and testing requirements
- 5 year Class A renewable license after receiving a 3 year Class A non-renewable license and the successful completion of EDS 8883 and EDS 8893
- 5 year Class AA renewable license after graduation from the MATS degree program (coursework and comprehensive examination)
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.
We are no longer able to place students in Georgia for internships. Residents living in Georgia will not be eligible for licensure.