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Alternate Route to Teacher Certification

Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT)

Western Kentucky University offers an alternative route to teacher certification training and the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree through their 36-hour programs. The target participants for this program will be (1) mid-career professionals from various fields who possess strong subject-matter skills and (2) recent college graduates with outstanding academic records and baccalaureate degrees in fields other than education. Though the ARTC/MAT program will be open to participants seeking certification in many content areas, those who seek certification in high-need fields such as mathematics, science, foreign language, and special education will be particularly recruited.

Admission and Application Information is available for the following programs:

  1. MAT in Secondary Education/Alternate Route to Teacher Certification (Ref. #0495)
  2. MAT in Middle Grades Education/Alternate Route to Teacher Certification (Ref. #0458)
  3. Alternative Route to Special Education Program (Ref. #0456) | Curriculum Contract

For more information, contact:

Stephanie Burch Wimsatt
Student Support Specialist
School of Teacher Education
Gary Ransdell Hall 1096

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