JBU's MAT program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and want to earn a standard secondary (grades 7-12) teaching license. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and may apply for secondary licensure in social studies, math or English. The program fulfills the educational requirements for an Arkansas secondary teaching license.



In addition to meeting the regular requirements for admission into JBU's Graduate School, students seeking Standard Licensure through the MAT degree must provide the following documentation:

  • Academic/Personal Information Release
  • Evidence of passing background check (as required by the Arkansas Department of Education)
  • Evidence of fulfilling content area course requirements (30 credit hours in social studies, math or English)
  • Scores complying with ADE minimum requirements for the Praxis I exam
  • Score complying with ADE minimum requirements for the Praxis II content exam

For questions about or assistance with fulfilling the above requirements, contact the Graduate Education Representative.


Class Location

Graduate education courses will be offered at the JBU Rogers Center

Class Schedule

Most classes will be offered late afternoon and early evening and will follow the semester schedule format. Summer classes are also offered. Although many students continue to work during their graduate program, MAT students will be required to do a full-time practicum (student teaching) for the final semester of the program.


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