Secondary Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education (MAT-S) degree program is available to individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree who wish to prepare for a career as a professional educator on the secondary level. The MAT-S program offers licensure and/or degree tracks with flexible scheduling including face-to-face or online/hybrid classes.

Subjects Available For Licensure:

  • Art Education
  • Biology
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Social Studies

Admission Requirements

The graduate application including all the supporting documentation.

Supporting documentation includes:

  • Enrolled in MSU Graduate School
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • A 2.75 GPA or higher on last half of bachelor’s degree work
  • A 2.75 GPA or higher on a minimum of 15 hours of coursework in the content area of licensure
  • Meet the Mississippi Department of Education score requirements on the Praxis CORE or ACT and on the Praxis II-Specialty Area Test


Susan Steward -

Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education