The Teacher Academy Program
When applying for the MAT program, you need to designate for which term you are applying.
If you are not sure which one is best for you, please make an appointment with the MAT graduate coordinator. Email Dr. Ryan Nivens: firstname.lastname@example.org
See specific deadlines for international students in this year's calendar.
The first step towards admission into the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is applying to the School of Graduate Studies.
Program listed as Teacher Education, MAT.
For specific questions regarding your application please contact Graduate Admissions
E-mail:: email@example.com Phone: 423-439-4221
1. Achieve a minimum test score on GRE: Verbal Reasoning 151, Quantitative Reasoning 153.
*Note: A waiver for the GRE requirement can be requested from the Graduate Coordinator if the applicant meets or exceeds the minimum requirements on one of the following state mandated tests:
ACT 22 composite score, ACT 21 composite score will be considered.
SAT: Reading 543 and Math 533; SAT combined score of 1080 will be considered.
PRAXIS CORE: Reading 168 and Math 162 and Writing 165; (PRAXIS CORE Reading 156, Math 150, and Writing 162 will be considered on a case-by-case basis).
2. Passing score on the required state licensure exam in your specific area.
Once you receive your licensure score report electronically, forward it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone must receive a passing score on the state required licensure exam in their specific area before they can be admitted into the program (per Tennessee State Board of Education - Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators Policy 5.105 rev. 2/07/2020).
Details can be found on this website.
3. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
4. Pass a criminal background check.
Here is the information on "How to do a Background check."
Background Checks Packages are good for one calendar year. If you have completed an initial Background Check Package, you can complete an Affirmation of Background Check to extend the duration of the background check for another year. An Affirmation of Background Check is a document that affirms the status of the background check from when it was originally completed.
5. Attend mandatory MAT Advising/Orientation.
You will be notified of the date and time for your advising/orientation meeting once the MAT Office receives your completed application from the School of Graduate Studies.
This “cost estimator tool" can help students get a very good estimate of what tuition, fees, housing, and meal plans will cost along with how financial aid or scholarships will impact their overall bill.
Capstone ProjectThis program requires a capstone project (edTPA) during the final semester. This is required for successfully completing the program and for eligibility for teacher licensure.
Local School Districts
We serve the following school districts:
County School Districts: Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties.
City School Districts: Blountville, Bristol (TN), Church Hill, Elizabethton, Erwin, Greeneville, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Kingsport, Morristown, Mountain City, Newport, Roan Mountain, Rogersville, Sneedville, and Tusculum.
Please feel free to contact us with additional questions or to schedule an appointment.
If you have any questions about the program or about graduate school, please contact Graduate Admissions. Our office is staffed Monday - Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.: