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Graduate School

Master of Arts in Teaching

Program Requirements Graduate School Application Deadline  Program Application Deadline Additional Program Application Required?
Minimum combined score of 283 on the GRE (143 Verbal + 138 Quantitative)

Minimum true undergraduate GPA of 2.2, adjusted minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)*

Minimum formula score of 707.50 (GPA x GRE)

For Spring 2017 apply by October 30, 2016

For Spring 2017 apply by October 30, 2016


Click here to download program application

 *Contact the program coordinator for information about determining adjusted vs. true GPA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be admitted to the program before I have passed all tests?
All tests are required by either Graduate School admissions or the Louisiana Department of Education, and may not be waived.

What is an internship?
Internship is a full-year (fall and spring semesters) teaching position in which the MAT student gets paid as a regular teacher and registers through ULM for internship coursework.

Can my internship be in another state?
Internships are generally only available in Louisiana as they require temporary teaching certificates.

How long will it take to complete the program?
Typically, students take 14-20 months to finish; you have up to three years to finish the program.

Will you help find me a teaching position?
While we do not offer job placement services, we do have a system in place that allows us to notify all current students of any teaching positions that are brought to our attention by area schools.

When will decisions be made regarding program admission?
Applications will be considered as they are received and will continue until the program is full. Once a complete application has been received, applicants are typically notified of admission decisions within four weeks.

Next steps...

Ready to apply?
We recommend that you submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of published deadlines. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, click here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on one of the links below for catalog information specific to the program.

Elementary Education Grades 1-5 (Alternative Certification), M.A.T.
Elementary Education Inclusive Grades 1-5 (Alternative Certification), M.A.T.
Secondary Education Grades 6-12 (Alternative Certification), M.A.T.
Secondary Education Inclusive Grades 6-12 (Alternative Certification), M.A.T.

Still have questions? 

Contact our Graduate Coordinator for more information:

Dr. Ava Pugh
School of Education
College of Arts, Education, and Sciences
Walker Hall 2-20