CBU's Initial Teaching Licensure Programs (Master of Arts in Teaching & Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program Licensure-Only) are designed to provide initial teaching licensure at one of the following levels:
The M.A.T. program admits only those individuals who wish to earn an initial teaching license and a graduate degree simultaneously. Candidates for initial teaching licensure face additional requirements because of licensure. Tennessee requires that all individuals seeking initial teaching licensure must provide evidence of a strong general education and mastery of a major in the arts or sciences earned at the undergraduate level. The current minimum GPA requirement is a 2.75 in your undergraduate studies. State and national standards for initial teaching licensure may mandate that an individual complete undergraduate deficiencies in either general education or a major area in the arts or sciences, in addition to required graduate credit hours. ADD: We must also have 2 official copies of transcripts from each college/university you have previously attended with one being for our university records and the other for the Tennessee Dept. Of Education for licensing purposes.
Licensure requirements include:
Completion of coursework for the degree must be complemented by successful completion of all licensure requirements before CBU recommends for the license.
Familiarize yourself with the following documents:
For more information, contact the Director of the M.A.T. Program, Dr. Samantha Alperin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-321-3116.