The Master of Arts in Teaching degree is a 36-hour master’s program designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree, can demonstrate content knowledge, and who want to teach. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and may apply for licensure through the Arkansas Department of Education. The M.A.T. provides preparation for the following Arkansas teaching licensure areas:
- Grades 4-8: Math, English, Social Studies or Science (You must select two content areas)
- Grades 4-12: Computer Science
- Grades K-12: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Art, Drama/Speech, Physical Education/ Health, or Foreign Languages
- Grades 7-12: English, Math Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Physics/Mathematics, Drama, or Speech
- Career Education Grades 7-12: Business Technology, Agriculture Science & Tech, Family and Consumer Science, or Industrial Technology
Successful completion of John Brown University’s Master of Arts in Teaching prepares the student for licensure in the state of Arkansas. While the teacher education program at John Brown University fulfills Arkansas teacher licensure requirements, John Brown University does not guarantee nor can it confirm that programs that fulfill Arkansas teacher licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states. Students interested in obtaining a teaching license in a state other than Arkansas, need to contact the appropriate licensing agency in the state where they expect to teach before beginning a course of study. The majority of states automatically grant initial licensure to graduates of CAEP accredited Education programs. In addition, most states will grant initial licensure to individuals licensed in the state of Arkansas.
Requirements for the Master of Arts (M.A.T.) in Teaching degree