Master of Arts in Teaching

Step 1 - Create an admissions account and apply for admission

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Step 2 – Submit All Application Materials


Official transcripts from all institutions attended.

One transcript must show you were awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The Admissions Office must have official transcripts (transcripts having an appropriate seal or stamp) of all your previous undergraduate and graduate records for your application to be considered complete.

A regionally accredited institution must grant the bachelor's degree.

You must have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to attain full standing in the program. If you have a graduate degree, you may be admitted in full standing if the final GPA of that degree is at least 3.0 or equivalent. If you’ve taken any graduate course, the graduate GPA must be at least 3.0.

You must have adequate preparation in the field relevant to the degree being sought and must show potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by academic performance and experience.

Personal statement

A written statement of professional goals in light of your philosophy including a description of your preparation in the field of education.

Step 3 – Work With an Advisor to Enroll in Your Courses

Your completed application will be forwarded to the Department of Teacher Education, and you will receive communication about how to schedule a time to speak with an advisor and enroll in classes.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) prepares highly qualified mid-career professionals and recent higher ed. graduates as secondary school teachers. The program is designed for individuals without teaching credentials but who have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to become a teacher in an expeditious fashion. The MAT is not an advanced credential for practicing teachers but rather a graduate pathway to teacher licensure.

The Athletic Educational Leadership track of the Master of Arts in Teaching prepares highly qualified mid-career professionals and recent higher ed. graduates to advance their coaching or athletic administration career. The program is designed for individuals who have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to pursue a master’s degree to advance their career and opportunities in the coaching or athletic administration arena.

**Courses are offered online or in distance education formats.

HPER 501 – Coaching Administration & Leadership (3 credits)

HPER 502 – Strength & Conditioning (3 credits)

HPER 503 – Fundraising & Revenue (3 credits)

HPER 504 – Sports Law & Governance (3 credits)

HPER 505 – Recruiting & Media Relations (3 credits)

HPER 506 – Internship (6 credits)

EDUC 501 – Educational Foundations (3 credits)

EDUC 511 – Cultural Diversity in a Complex World (3 credits)

EDUC 515 – Childhood and Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)

EDUC 585 – Action Research (3 credits)

  • Depending on demand, new cohorts can enter every fall and spring. Entering during a summer cohort requires special permission.
  • An exit exam will be given in the last semester of the cohort. There will also be a project presentation for the final evaluation of the program.

DSU's Teacher Education Program is accredited by CAEP.

Dr. Joan Oigawa Aus