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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is an avenue to initial certification. The program starts in June and students progress through all steps to finish the following July.

‌‌Areas of Study

Students in this program must earn a baccalaureate degree, or the equivalent, in the content area of teaching specialization. Prospective students must apply to the MAT program by May 1 to enroll in the cohort that begins in the Summer I term. This 14-month full time cohort program of study includes both advanced content study at the graduate level and teaching pedagogy instruction. Senior students at Coastal Carolina University may take up to two courses during their senior year (EDSC 410 and EDSC 415) that can apply toward M.A.T. program requirements.

Course Descriptions

Here is what our students are saying!

Priscilla Meyers


MAT Science

"I like Coastal’s MAT program because it is only a 14 month program that puts me on a fast track to having my dream job."

Jonathan Doe


MAT English

"I picked Coastal because they have some of the kindest and most interesting staff and faculty around."



MAT English

"Coastal educated all of my teachers in high school and I wanted to join in that tradition."

Amanda Green

‌Contact Information

Suzanne Horn, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program
Prince Building 105J