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Graduate Teachers

If you are looking to start a new career in teaching, the alternate route distance programs at Mississippi State University will assist you in realizing your dream. Prospective students may pursue initial teacher licensure online through the Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary (MATS) degree program or the Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education (MATX) degree program.
The MATS program is designed for those holding a bachelor's degree in a content or discipline area other than education and seeking an initial teaching license in secondary education. The 36 hour degree can be completed entirely online via Distance Education from virtually anywhere in the state of Mississippi and beyond. Students can earn initial licensure and then teach full time while completing the degree.
The MATX program is designed for those holding a bachelor's degree in a content or discipline area other than education and seeking an initial teaching license in special education. The 33 hour degree can be completed entirely online via distance learning from virtually anywhere in the state of Mississippi and beyond. Students can earn initial licensure and then teach full time while completing the degree.