MAT Program Information

The Division of Graduate and Online Programs offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with certification to teach mid-level or secondary students. Graduates holding a BS or BA can earn a MAT following program admissions and by successfully completing 36 hours of coursework in educational pedagogy.

The twelve (12) required content courses are offered in a sequence, each course is scheduled in an 8 week term (summer courses are 7 weeks). Qualifying individuals can apply for an Arkansas Department of Education Provisional License. The Provisional License permits individuals to immediately seek employment as a teacher and fulfill MAT coursework requirements concurrently. Individualism and preference allow the program to be completed in 18 months.
The MAT program is fully online. Enrollment includes 24/7 technical assistance and it is designed with an instructor lead format in which the focus is on teacher excellence. The degree is created for disciplined learners whom are interested in making a contribution to society, and building positive educational relationships with learners. Teacher effectiveness is the result of purposeful coursework, peer and instructor communications, pertinent virtual experiences, and the examination of a variety of school cultures. The MAT standards are high and lead to proficiency in student performance.
The MAT degree is compatible with further studies such as educational specialist and doctoral programs.

Williams Baptist University
Admission Requirements:

  • Graduated with a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited institution
  • 2.70 Cumulative Undergraduate GPA
  • Praxis Core
  • Praxis Content
  • GRE (No minimum score required)
  • One Letter of Recommendation: Statement of academic ability
  • One Letter of Recommendation: Statement of personal character


  • Tuition for online undergraduate coursework is $430 per credit hour. There are no additional fees required.
  • Federal Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. FAFSA School Code: 001106

Ready to Apply?

  1. Submit your free online application .
  2. Request your previous college transcripts be sent to:
    Williams Baptist University
    Office of Admissions
    60 W Fulbright Avenue
    PO Box 3721
    Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Courses in the MAT Program (36 Hours)
MAT5013 Distinguishing Educational Characteristics; Prior, Present, and Future
MAT5023 Determining Curriculum & Instruction
MAT5033 Data and Assessment
MAT5043 Decisions Concerning Effective Teaching
MAT5053 Discussions of Contemporary Issues
MAT5063 Developing Understanding of Diversity in Education
MAT5073 Diligence in Educational Law and Ethics
MAT5083 Dedication to Professionalism & Christian Influence
MAT5093 Developing Skills in Modern Technology
MAT5103 Developing Skills in Writing & Research
MAT5113 Clinical Track I
MAT5123 Clinical Track II
Dr. RoseMary Weaver
Dean of Graduate & Online Programs
is available to assist
(870) 759-4230
or (800) 722-4434