The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) in the Performing Arts degree concentrations lead to P-12 teacher licensure by the South Carolina State
Department of Education. The degree is designed for individuals who possess undergraduate degrees (or equivalent experience and/or training) in music, theater or dance who desire to teach in public schools. This degree currently consists of a concentration in choral music (leading to South Carolina certification/licensure in general and choral Pk-12 music education). Concentrations in theater (leading to certification/licensure in P-12 theater)and dance (leading to certification/licensure in P-12 dance) will be offered in the future.
The program uniquely combines the best of the College of Charleston’s mission for serving the Southeast by connecting candidates with service in the public schools as well as providing for the continued growth and enrichment of artistic endeavors of the practicing artist. Although the program’s primary purpose is teacher preparation, individuals are also provided the opportunity for continued study in their arts specialty which may be applied toward future pursuit of the terminal degree in their chosen arts concentration. Graduate coursework is completed in the School of the Arts and the School of Health, Education and Human Performance. Most coursework in the degree is taught by full-time faculty holding terminal degrees in their fields. Students are afforded plentiful opportunities to study and work within the renowned Charleston arts community.
- Official transcripts from all academic institutions
- Official GRE scores
- TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
- An essay describing your suitability for and desire to pursue the M.A.T. program and a career in education
- Undergraduate coursework in human growth and development and arranging
- An audition/interview demonstrating your performing and/or teaching ability in your chosen discipline
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.5, with a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: November 1
- Summer: April 1
2012 – 13 Tuition
$455 per credit hour
$1,160 per credit hour