Masters of Arts in Teaching
The MAT degree is designed for students who are seeking certification to teach physical education and who already possess an undergraduate degree. Students who wish to gain teacher 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 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 certification. Students must pass a comprehensive examination at the end of their program. A more specific list of required courses is listed below.
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 provide the following information to the USC Graduate School:
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 35 on the Miller Analogy test or scores of 400 on the verbal and 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 and Miller Analogy Test can be obtained from the USC Graduate School. Both tests are now 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 (777-3172) or email:
Dr. Karen French firstname.lastname@example.org