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Teaching, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The programme is intended for persons with a baccalaureate degree who desire to become certified to teach in a content area in which they hold a major or the equivalent in one of the areas where the degree is offered. M.A.T. degrees are currently offered in the fields of English, mathematics, science and social studies, leading to certification in grades 9- 12, and in art and music, leading to PreK-12 certification.

Areas of Study

  • Art Education (PK-12)
  • Music Education (PK-12)
  • Secondary Social Studies (9-12)
  • Secondary English (9-12)
  • Secondary Math (9-12)
  • Secondary Science (9-12)

Students in this program must earn a baccalaureate degree, or the equivalent, in the content area of teaching specialization. Prospective students must apply to the MAT program by May 1st to enroll in the cohort that begins in the Summer I term. This is a 14-month full time cohort program of study and includes both advanced content study at the graduate level and teaching pedagogy instruction. Senior students at Coastal Carolina University may take up to two courses during their senior year (EDSC 410 and EDSC 415) that can apply toward M.A.T. program requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Program :

Design and implement effective lessons based on knowledge of students, curriculum, and best pedagogical practices. 1. Integrate technology to improve teaching, learning, and professional productivity. 2. Adapt learning environments, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques to meet the needs of culturally and developmentally diverse students. 3. Demonstrate leadership behaviors and dispositions in professional contexts. 4. Engage in reflective practice to improve teaching and learning

Programme Structure

These courses:
  •  Foundations in Literacy 
  •  Foundations of Secondary Education 
  •  Assessment and Action Research 
  •  Teaching in Diverse Classroom Settings 
  •  Addressing Literacy in the Content Area 
  • Principles and Methods of Teaching Social Studies 
  •  Principles and Methods of Teaching Mathematics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Submit an application for graduate study to the University with the $45 application fee (check or money order) enclosed. Applications are due March 1 for each cohort. 
  •  Submit official transcripts reflecting an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the content area AND one of the following: 2.75 GPA overall, OR report of minimum scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (minimum score of 286 with no less than 146 on the verbal and 140 on the quantitative portions), OR report of a minimum score (388) on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). 
  •  Provide two letters of recommendation (on forms provided) supporting the applicant’s academic qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1072 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1072 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1072 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1072 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    593 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 593 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Conway

  • 992 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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