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Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Teaching, MA


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Lenoir-Rhyne University’s online Master’s of Art in Teaching (MAT) program provides students the opportunity to earn both a graduate degree and, for students who have earned a non-education undergraduate degree, an opportunity to be licensed as a secondary teacher or certain K-12 teacher licensure areas.  Students gain the skills, training and secondary certification they need to be highly qualified English, math, social studies and science teachers. Students gain a K-12 certification in physical education and music.

The MAT program emphasizes applying theory to best practice.  As a non-cohort program, students can complete the curriculum at their own pace-full time or part-time.  Students are in the classroom observing and working with teachers and administrators, and the program culminates with a semester of full-time student teaching.  This can be completed in the fall or the spring as well as a capstone seminar in which students begin the transition to their own classrooms.  Students must be successful on the Praxis II and edTPA in order to graduate from the program. 

The MAT Program at Lenoir-Rhyne is a fully online program that helps our students in their work/life balance, as 90% of them work full-time while in the program.  It also means that students can complete the program in as little as 12 months

In addition to successfully completing the MAT program of study, candidates must achieve passing scores on the appropriate Praxis II test(s) for their licensure area in order to be eligible for the NC Standard Professional I teaching license.

Grade Level Discipline Test Information Test Code Qualifying Score
Secondary Science General Science: Content Knowledge (5435) Test #5435 Passing Score: 151
Secondary English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038) Test #: 5038 Passing Score:167
Secondary Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081) Test #:5081 Passing Score: 158
Secondary Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161) Calculator Use Test #:5161 Passing Score: 160
Middle Grades English Middle School English Language Arts (5047) Test #:5047 Passing Score: 164
Middle Grades Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (5169) Calculator Use Test #:5169 Passing Score: 165
Middle Grades Science Middle School Science (5440) Test #: 5440 Passing Score: 150
Middle Grades Social Studies Middle School Social Studies (5089) Test #: 5089 Passing Score: 149
K-12 Music Music: Content and Instruction (5114) Test #:5114 Passing Score: 162
K-12 Physical Education Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge (5857) Test #: 5857 Passing Score: 160

NOTE: All MAT students must pass the edTPA performance assessment for their respective discipline in order to gain eligibility for NC teacher licensure.

Program Admission Requirements

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Track Offerings:


12 Month Track


12 Month Track (Only Summer Enrollment): Requires 16-week full-time internships both fall and spring semester.

18 Month Track


18 Month Track (Fall or Spring Enrollment): Requires two semester part-time field experiences (30 hours each semester) and a full-time, 16-week internship the final semester.

Total Credit Hours: 34


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