2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Teaching, MAT

Admission Criteria

Furman’s MAT program seeks candidates who have above-average academic records, strong content knowledge and skills, and dispositions/attitudes/behaviors that will facilitate successful entry into the classroom. 

Requirements include:

  • a bachelor’s degree in the content area with minimum 2.75 GPA (3.0 preferred) from Furman or another accredited college or university;
  • Praxis II or State Board of Education approved content exam passing score;
  • writing sample (ex. 200-300 words on why I’d like to become a teacher);
  • transcript evaluation to assess content preparation (for those applicants only who do not hold a Furman degree in order to insure a minimum of 30 credits in the content area);
  • recommendations, including a formal dispositions evaluation;
  • background check;
  • interview;
  • and 10-minute demonstration lesson.  

These requirements are more comprehensive than those of other Furman graduate programs and of many other SC institutions of higher education who offer MAT programs.


Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Content Areas (9-12): English, French, Spanish, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies (33 credits)

Exit Requirement (6 credits)