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Master of Arts in Teaching

Belmont University's Master of Arts in Teaching program is specially designed for those who are interested in a changing careers to teaching. Teacher Education with certification at Belmont University's School of Education offers graduate level and post-baccalaureate programs leading to teacher certification and Tennessee State licensure. Our flexible formats allow you to complete your degree part-time, full-time or through our one year Teacher Internship program. This 45 credit-hour program is offered in a variety of flexible formats so that you can self-pace your program of study.

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 This track typically takes two years to complete. Classes are available at 5 p.m. and after, allowing you to work while attending classes. You must be available full-time during the last semester, however, to complete your student teaching.

Full-time/Teacher Internship: This track typically takes 12-18 months to complete. Once the 15-hour Professional Core is complete, you move into a two-semester internship (fall and spring).

Licensure and Accreditation: When you are admitted to a teacher certification program, you will receive individualized advising to determine the exact number and sequence of courses that will be required for completion of your program and area of licensure.

Licensure Areas:

  • K-12: ESL (PreK-12), Art
  • Pre K-3: Emphasis in Pre K-3 (with an undergraduate degree in Arts and Sciences)
  • K-6: Emphasis in K-6 (with an undergraduate degree in Arts and Sciences)
  • Middle School 4-8: Emphasis in 4-8
  • Secondary 7-12: Licensure available in the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, French, German, History, Latin, Mathematics, Physics, Government (Political Science), and Spanish, (or with an undergraduate degree in the subject you want to teach)
  • 9-12: Licensure available in High School only for Psychology and Sociology

Program of Study: All licensure programs are at least 45 hours in length, including a minimum of 30 hours completed at Belmont. The State of Tennessee provides specific expectations for general education courses for all teachers. Depending on your undergraduate program, you may be required to complete some general education courses. The education programs at Belmont fulfill the Tennessee state licensure regulations instituted by the Tennessee State Department of Education.

If you would like more information about the academic requirements for licensure, please contact Andrea McClain, Graduate and Licensure Coordinator. If you would like more information about the program features please go to the BU4U link below and set up an account. There you will create an informational brochure personalized just for you!
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