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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Secondary Education & Special Education Mild/Mod, Gr 6-12

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Secondary Education: Inclusive Grades 6-12 Special Ed. (Mild/Moderate Disabilities)

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This degree program allows individuals already possessing a bachelor's degree in a field outside of education to pursue Louisiana Teacher Certification. This degree requires 42 credit hours for completion.

Program Admission

In addition to the university requirements for admission, all applicants must present a combined score of 1875 on a scale which is found by multiplying their total undergraduate grade-point average by the combined Graduate Record Examination General Test score (Verbal plus Quantitative) in order to qualify for “Regular Status.” Students scoring between 1650 and 1875 (GRE X GPA) may be admitted on “Conditional Status.” Other admission requirements include meeting the following:


Louisiana is a member of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Educator Certification/Licensure Agreement.

This program is part of a Teacher Certification Reciprocity agreement. Under this agreement, the following jurisdictions have signed to accept completion of Louisiana approved teacher education preparation programs from regionally accredited institutions as eligibility for certification in their state.

Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Delaware
Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Kansas
Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming  


The University of Louisiana at Monroe is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges (SACSCOC) and its teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Therefore, candidates that complete a teacher education program at ULM may still be eligible for initial licensure in states that do not have an interstate agreement with Louisiana.

For more information about this program please see the ULM Graduate School.