Chowan University Approved for Master of Arts in Teaching
Beginning spring 2021, Chowan University will offer an online Master of Arts in Teaching with two specializations: 1) Elementary Education and 2) Secondary Education (Social Studies, Mathematics, English, and Comprehensive Science). The new program was approved this week by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Chowan University's Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is designed for individuals seeking an initial teaching license through the completion of graduate study, and for individuals who hold a license and/or an education degree but wish to earn a master’s degree to help them further their careers. "This program is exactly what is needed for teachers in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia,” shared Dr. Ella Benson, Chowan University, Professor of Education and Coordinator of the MAT Program. “So many wonderful teachers will be able to complete the certification process while earning a master's degree to help them to further their careers. The program is also perfect for people who majored in a content area and now want to move into teaching."
The 30-hour program can be completed in four semesters. The primary mode of instruction is asynchronous online instruction. However, students will have the option to take up to 25 percent of the coursework via face-to-face and/or synchronous instruction. These sessions will be recorded and made available to students unable to attend in-person or remotely at the time of the class meeting.
To qualify for admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program, a student must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher from the undergraduate degree-granting institution. The student must also have completed 24 semester hours of coursework in the liberal arts, social studies (history, psychology, economics, geography, sociology, etc.), English, mathematics, or science (biology, physics, chemistry, etc.). Applications to the Master of Arts degree program are accepted throughout the year. A completed application file will include an application for admission, a current resume, a personal statement describing the rationale for pursuing the MAT, official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended by the student, which should also reflect the date of degree conferral from the bachelor's degree program, and three letters of recommendation.
For more information, visit https://chowan.edu/admissions/school-graduate-studies.