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Graduate School

Master of Arts in Teaching

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher will qualify for regular admission status.
Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 - 2.74 will qualify for conditional admission status.

In addition to the university requirements for admission, all applicants must meet the following:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university;

  2. Passing scores on state-designated PRAXIS II content exam.



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.


Next steps...

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 Mild/Moderate Grades 1-5 (Alternative Certification), M.A.T.

Secondary Education Grades 6-12 (Alternative Certification), M.A.T.

Secondary Education Mild/Moderate Grades 6-12 (Alternative Certification), M.A.T.

Still have questions? 

Contact our Program Coordinator for more information:

Kacie Burns, M.Ed.
School of Education
College of Arts, Education, and Sciences
Walker Hall 2-35


ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036