Secondary Teacher Education (Alternate Route) MAT

Start teaching with your online Alternate Route Masters in Teaching degree as soon as next fall!

Program-at-a-Glance (Graduate)

Credit Hours:

Total Hours: 33

Cost per Credit Hour:

$512.12

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Completion Time:

4 semesters *contingent on finding employment

Accreditation:

CAEP

Special Requirements:

Official Praxis Core or ACT score of 21 or better or 3.0 or better on last 60 hours attempted


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Teaching children is a valuable skill, and the demand for teachers is soaring. With a Secondary Teacher Education (Alternative Route) MAT degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, you could be ready to fill that need as soon as next fall. This 33-credit hour online program is a licensure option for students who wish to teach in a secondary class room for grades 7-12 while also earning a master’s degree. Our program guides you from the online classroom to your own classroom with the luxury of obtaining a master’s degree while you teach.

The online Alternate Route degree puts you on a path to licensure that includes a 9-credit hours of summer courses that prepares you to apply to the Mississippi Department of Education for a three-year non-renewable alternate route license and seek employment in a Mississippi school district. 

If you’re interested in teaching, our alternate route degree is set up to give you the opportunity to build on the knowledge and skills you already have to support your teaching abilities, rather than start from scratch. Looking for more? Our enrollment coaches are here to help. Click here for more info! This is your life, plus college!

A number of scholarship opportunities are available for online students! Our Online Student Scholarship gives first time, fully online students an opportunity for $500 towards their first semester. To get started with our Online Student Scholarship, or to view our list of available scholarships for which you may qualify, visit our Student Scholarship page now!

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COVID-19 Guidance: For the latest guidance related to Educator Preparation and Licensure please refer to USM Educator Preparation COVID-19 Updates.

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