Master of Arts in Teaching- Online

Statement of Purpose

The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Southern Arkansas University is designed to enable career changes for those people who hold a baccalaureate degree in subject areas commonly taught at the elementary, middle, and secondary level, grades k-12. Candidates will be required to choose a track (middle, secondary, or K-12 licensure) prior to program start and must continue on that track throughout the program.The two-year program is comprised of 24 hours of graduate coursework, and six hours of internship. During the internship the individual is hired as a fully-employed teacher of record in a public school.

Licensure Areas

Licensure areas 4-8(AR History Course Required)

  • Math
  • Science
  • Literacy
  • Social Studies

Licensure area K-12/4-12

  • Art
  • Music, Vocal and Instrumental
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Business Education (4-12 licensure only)

Licensure area 7-12

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business Education
  • Drama/Speech
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Math/Physics
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music, Vocal and Instrumental
  • Physical Science
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies (AR History Course Required)

Contact Information

Dr. Neelie Dobbins
MAT, Director
Assistant Professor
P.O. Box 9369
Magnolia, AR 71754
Office: 870-235-4185
Fax: 870-235-5363

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