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Master of Arts in Teaching Program

What is the difference between the Post-bac and MAT programs?

Individuals who already have an undergraduate degree and want to pursue certification as a secondary (7-12) history/social studies teacher may apply for study in either the Post-Bac Program, which prepares students for state certification, but does not lead to a master’s degree, or the MAT Program, which prepares students for state certification and leads to a Masters of Art in Teaching.

To enter either certification program at CCSU, students you MUST PASS Praxis II: Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081). You can find out more here: https://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/5081.pdf

What should I do first?

The MAT Program is run through the School of Education and Professional Studies.
For the most current information about the program, please go the MAT PROGRAM page. For questions about the History component of the MAT program, contact:

Dr. John Day Tully
tullyj@ccsu.edu
860.832.2812

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