We currently offer initial teacher licensure for Middle and Secondary Grades
Deadlines are approaching!
June 1st for Fall (2 year option)
October 26th for Spring entry (17 month option)
Both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 candidates take the same courses, have the same residency year and requirements, and should graduate in May 2021 pending completion of those requirements.
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.
You must provide ETSU with:
|Documents||Test Scores||Important to note:|
|Online Application||GRE scores||Minimum 3.0 GPA
Proof of Residency
| Application Fee
must be paid before
application is complete
Contact MAT Office to schedule Teacher Admission Board interview
Please remember to check deadlines with the School of Graduate Studies and apply for the correct term.
For specific questions regarding your application, please contact Fiona Goodyear,
our Graduate Program Specialist.
Email: email@example.com Phone: (423) 439-6148.
1. Achieve a minimum test score on GRE:
Verbal Reasoning 151, Quantitative Reasoning 153.
You can waive the GRE requirement if you achieve a minimum score on one of the following:
ACT: Reading 22, ACT: Math 22 OR
SAT: Evidence-Based Reading 544, SAT: Math, 533 OR
Praxis Core Reading: 168, Praxis Core Mathematics: 162, Praxis Core Writing: 165.
Middle Grades: You must take math or science as one of your subjects for the MAT program. Middle Grades Math 6-8 (Code 5169) and Science 6-8 (Code 5440) Tennessee passing scores are on the ETS website and are subject to change.
Secondary: The test that corresponds with your desired field for licensure is listed here under Secondary or All Grades (Art, Music, PE, Theater).
3. Pass a criminal background check. Here is a PDF on how to perform this.
4. Pass the Teacher Admission Board Interview.
You will be scheduled for your Teacher Admission Board interview once the MAT Office receives your completed application from the School of Graduate Studies.
You are able to apply for scholarships as you begin your application process-you do not have to wait to be accepted. Many deadlines fall on March 1st or April 15th, if not sooner than those dates, for funding the following academic year.
In order to apply for scholarships for the spring semester, please submit an application by March 1 of the previous year. I.E. For our upcoming Spring 2019 cohort to receive scholarships from ETSU, the deadline is still March 1st 2018, as rewards are given on an academic year basis (2018-2019). This is also true for programs such as Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program and the TEACH federal grant.
This program also requires an oral examination during your final semester.
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
Program Specialist. Contact: Call 423-439-6148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burgin-Dossett Hall Room 309-F