Masters of Arts in Teaching
The MAT degree is designed for students who are seeking licensure/certification to teach physical education and who already possess an undergraduate degree. Students who wish to gain teacher licensure/certification with undergraduate degrees in fields other than physical education, exercise science, or kinesiology will have to complete required undergraduate pre-requisites. The program requires approximately two years of full time study culminating with a graduate level student teaching experience in the second year of the program. Students must complete graduate and undergraduate coursework for teacher licensure/certification. Students must pass a comprehensive examination at the end of their program.
Students seeking admission to the MAT program must submit an official application for admission to the USC Graduate School. Students may apply online at www.sc.edu and go to Graduate School for online admission procedures. Students seeking admission to the MAT program must apply to the USC Graduate School which includes providing:
1. A complete application forwarded to the USC Graduate School.
2. Transcripts from every institution of higher education that you have attended.
3. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or greater.
4. A minimum score of 385 on the Miller Analogies Test or scores of at least 146 on the verbal and at least 140 on the quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination.
5. Two positive letters of recommendation.
6. A written statement of professional intentions or aspirations.
Full admission can not be obtained unless all admission requirements are met. Therefore, it is important that students seeking admission begin the application process early and submit all required information in a timely fashion. Information regarding local administration of the Graduate Record Exam can be obtained from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) at http://www.ets.org/. Information regarding administration of the Miller Analogy Test can be obtained from the Pearson Assessment at http://www.pearsonassessments.com/postsecondaryeducation/graduate_admissions/mat.html. Both tests are available in computerized formats. Although the test taker may receive their scores immediately after the test, it may take several weeks for the official test scores to arrive to the USC Graduate School. Thus, students are encouraged to take these exams as early as possible.
Questions about the program
If you have questions about the MAT program, call (777-4616) or email:
Dr. Karen French email@example.com