A Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree from Carson-Newman gives you the opportunity to begin a teaching career. A wide range of specialty options allows you to pursue your area of interest as you build on your previous education. Each degree option prepares you to earn your initial teaching licensure in your chosen field.
- Biology (6-12)
- Business (6-12)
- Chemistry (6-12)
- Early Childhood (PK-3)
- Elementary (K-5)
- English (6-12)
- Family and Consumer Sciences (5-12)
- General Music/Instrumental (K-12)
- General Music/Vocal (K-12)
- Government (6-12)
- History (6-12)
- Mathematics (6-12)
- Middle Grades: Language Arts & Social Studies (6-8)
- Middle Grades: Science & Mathematics (6-8)
- Physical Education (K-12_
- Physics (6-12)
- Psychology (6-12)
- Spanish (6-12)
- Special Education: Comprehensive (K-12)
- Special Education: Interventionist (K–8)
- Special Education: Interventionist (6–12)
- Theater (K-12)
- Visual Arts (K-12)
The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at Carson-Newman University is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Each initial licensure area listed above was part of the most recent joint review conducted by CAEP and the Tennessee Department of Education. For information regarding the CAEP Annual Reporting Measures, click here.
AT A GLANCE
36–57 credit hours, depending on degree option
Hybrid format (combination of online and on-campus classes)
Did You Know?
Teachers are changing the world. According to the U.S. Department of Education, high school graduation rates are at all-time highs and dropout rates are at historic lows. More students are going to college than ever before. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires high academic standards for all students, preparing them for success in college and careers.
Carson-Newman's passionate professors went above and beyond to help me navigate through the MAT program. Stimulating lessons like simulations and case studies helped me apply knowledge to real-life situations. As a first-year teacher, I felt more than ready on my first day of teaching 6th grade.SAMANTHA STARNES, 2018 / Teacher / Oliver Springs Middle School
Making your Degree Affordable
2019–2020 MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING
TUITION AND FEES:
$415 per credit hour + $50 per credit hour technology fee
Graduate students at C-N may also be eligible for federal and state financial aid. Student loan payments may be deferred until program completion. Additionally, the Teacher Loan Forgiveness program is available for up to $5,000 for graduates who teach for five years in low-income schools and meet other requirements. The TEACH Grant program provides grants up to $4,000/year for students who are completing coursework towards certain high-need fields.
A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we want to equip you to succeed.
• As a graduate student at Carson-Newman you'll receive access to the full Microsoft Office suite.
• Graduate students enrolled in at least six credit hours qualify to apply for federal financial aid. If you qualify, you can borrow up to $20,500 per year, which is more than enough to cover the total program cost.
• You'll be assigned a personal faculty advisor, who will help draft a course plan tailored to your specific goals.
Our no interest payment plans help reduce up-front costs. Enrolling in a payment plan allows you to make monthly payments on your direct charges instead of paying your full balance before classes start.
Our Office of Financial Aid is available to guide you through the many options available to graduate students at Carson-Newman.