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Master of Arts in Teacher Education

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Arts in Teaching: Teacher Academy

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program prepares teacher candidates to function successfully in an increasingly diverse society.

2020 Spring Cohorts

Program options include:


1-year option beginning in the summer semester


17-month option beginning in the spring semester


Job embedded clinical experience (up to 3-years)


Job-Embedded Option

East Tennessee State University offers the Job Embedded clinical experience option to students who are accepted into the ETSU Master of Arts in Teaching program and are employed by a partnering school system as the "teacher of record”. Please contact us for more information.

Middle Grades 6-8

This teaching  licensure area has an excellent employment success rate. Since the first cohort graduated in 2010, 100% now hold teaching positions locally and across the nation. You must select two teaching areas, one of which must be mathematics or science.

Middle Grades Program information.

Secondary Grades K-12

Secondary Grades 6-12 teaching areas which include:
Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Economics,
English, French, Geography, German, Government, History, Mathematics, Physics, Technology Engineering, and Spanish or the following teaching areas for K-12:

Art K-12
Music K-12
Physical Education K-12
Theatre K-12 

SACSCOC Accreditation

East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or, for questions about the accreditation of East Tennessee State University. 

Contact Information

Dr. Aimee Lee Govett, MAT Advisor and Graduate Program Coordinator

Office: Warf-Pickel room #418
Phone: 423-439-7588

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