The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Middle Grades (Grades 5-8)

The Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades program is a joint program offered with the College of Charleston. Applicants should choose a home institution and apply through that Graduate School. Admission decisions are completed jointly. Candidates who wish to enroll in this program will take half of their teacher preparation coursework at The Citadel and the other half at College of Charleston.

Students may choose from four teaching specializations:

Master of Arts in Teaching in English Language Arts

Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics

Master of Arts in Teaching in Science

Master of Arts in Teaching in Social Studies

This program is offered in conjunction with faculty from the College of Charleston's School of Education


Requirements for admission to the MAT programs:

  • Graduate Application and non-refundable application fee.

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate/graduate work directly from each regionally accredited college or university.

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Successful completion of either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). See Academic Catalog for details.

  • Three letters of recommendation.

Students must complete a program of study with content and education advisors upon acceptance before registration in classes may occur.

Program Requirements:

Each area of specialization has different prerequisite, core content, and education course requirements. Please check the MAT Middle Grades section of the Academic Catalog for details.

Admission to the Internship in Teaching (EDUC 520 and EDUC 525):

  • Apply to The Citadel to intern two semesters prior to Student Teaching Internship.

  • Complete the teacher certification application with required fees, social security info, fingerprints for background check and state clearance.

  • Successfully complete all required coursework.

  • Successfully complete the Praxis II content and the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exams.

  • Please check the appropriate section of the Academic Catalog for additional details.


Fall 2014 Teacher Education Orientation Images


Please refer to The Citadel Graduate College's website or the college's Academic Catalog for a complete list of admission and program requirements and course descriptions.

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