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Job Embedded Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Belmont’s School of Education is pleased to offer a Job Embedded Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program for qualified candidates. Teaching shortages Middle Tennessee school districts require innovative approaches to recruiting and training qualified teachers for students who need them most. Belmont’s Job Embedded program provides preparation for individuals who Tennessee school districts or state-approved private schools intend to hire as teachers, but who have not yet completed a state-approved teacher preparation program. Belmont’s Job Embedded teachers take graduate coursework alongside other Belmont MAT students, but they also receive additional training and support needed for students working as classroom teachers while also completing a teacher preparation program.

Belmont prepared Job Embedded teachers in the following areas:

  • English as a Second Language (PK-12)
  • Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
  • Elementary Education (K-5)
  • Secondary Education
    • English (6-12)
    • Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (6-12)
    • History and Government (6-12)
    • Sociology and Psychology (9-12)
    • Mathematics (6-12)
    • World Languages (6-12)
  • Instrumental Music and Vocal Music (PK-12)
  • Visual Arts (PK-12)

To qualify for admission to Belmont’s Job Embedded MAT program, applicants must have the following:

  • An offer of employment in a Tennessee public school or a state-approved private school
  • Satisfactory background check
  • Qualifying scores on a nationally-normed assessment (ACT, SAT, GRE, MAT, Praxis Core Tests)
  • Qualifying scores on the appropriate Praxis II content area examination
  • Minimum of 2.75 undergraduate gpa, or 3.0 graduate gpa

Job Embedded applicants may apply to begin in the fall, spring, or summer terms.

Please contact Dr. Darcie Finch () or Andrea McClain to discuss Belmont’s Job Embedded MAT program.