351 Education Building
Join an extraordinary group of educators who are dedicated to improving lives and shaping the future through the transformative power of education.
The mission of the Master of Arts in Teaching program is to prepare teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet West Virginia teaching licensure requirements and obtain teacher certification in comprehensive and secondary content areas. The MAT program will provide teacher candidates with an interdisciplinary curriculum and collaborative field experiences/clinical practice in order to assure a quality graduate for employability.
Fairmont State's online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is ideal for those who already have a bachelor's degree or higher in liberal arts (e.g., English, Social Studies, Spanish), fine arts (e.g. Art, Music, Theater), scientific fields (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, General Science), or health fields (e.g., exercise science, kinesiology) and are interested in becoming a licensed teacher. The online program is designed to ensure candidates have acquired the competencies and expertise to be effective educators. The program provides the professional education courses and clinical experiences - including student teaching - necessary to prepare candidates for teaching in a specific content area in grades PreK-Adult, 5-Adult, or 9-Adult (see Specializations for a list of all certification options). The MAT program does not currently offer licensure in Elementary Education or Special Education; however an endorsement in Special Education may be added after the initial license in a content area is earned.
Candidates applying to the MAT program must:
WV Resident: $390 per credit hour
Non-resident; $508 per credit hour
M.A.T. Program Contact
Dr. G. H. Budd Sapp
Professor of Education
313 Education Building