Back to top

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Mississippi Valley State University works hard to develop academically rigorous programs that produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. The MVSU M.A.T program is designed to develop your understanding of best practices in the classroom. You’ll engage in critical and innovative thinking to consistently base decisions on research and reflection. Additionally, you will advance your knowledge through active learning, problem-solving, and exploration.

Requirements:

  • Students with an undergraduate 2.50 GPA can be admitted as non-degree and non-licensure seekers
  • Only students with an undergraduate 2.75 GPA can be admitted to the MAT Program. These students are seeking licensure and an MAT degree. Present Praxis Core (Professional Skills Test - PPST) scores that meet Mississippi Certification requirements for all subjects.
  • Present Praxis Scores as mandated by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). This can change from time to time. Currently, the scores have been waived until December 31, 2021. After December 31, 2021, the Praxis scores may be required. 
  • Present PRAXIS Subject Assessments Area scores which meet Mississippi Certification requirements in the content area required; These scores are mandated by MDE which can change from time to time. Currently, the scores have been waived until after December 31, 2021. After December 31, 2021, the Praxis scores may be required.