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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English Language and Literature

MAT Program Requirements


This degree is for South Carolina certification in secondary school teaching in English. The program requires a minimum of 45-48 graduate credits, 15 in English and 15 in education, and a 15-credit internship and seminar. Students must also take 16 undergraduate credits in education to meet the student teaching and basic methods requirements. Students are also required to meet the specific course requirements for a secondary school English certificate. These certificate-related courses are above and beyond the Graduate English and American literature courses required in the graduate program. There is no thesis nor foreign language requirement for this degree. However, your advisors will conduct a final evaluation, which may include an oral exam.