Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Education at Kent State University is a graduate-level program that prepares teacher candidates for initial licensure in Ohio and many other states.

The program accepts candidates interested in teaching Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies in grades 7-12. Additionally, the program prepares multi-age teachers (PK-12) in Art, Dance, World Languages, Music, Health and Physical Education. This program offers two tracks: One is an accelerated 11-month program, and the other is a part-time two-year program. Both are partially online. The MAT program is offered to recent bachelor and graduate degree holders, as well as career-changing professionals who now desire to become teachers.

The MAT program coursework begins in summers. The annual application deadline is January 15th. Please note that the first contact with the program is a content evaluation to determine the prerequisite content area coursework required for licensure and taken at the undergraduate level. Erin Harwood, Graduate Academic Advisor, is your contact for this evaluation. She may be reached by email at

Professional Licensure Disclosure:  This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

If you hold an Ohio Alternative License and are interested in progressing to a five-year Professional License, please see Kent State's Alternative Licensure Professional Development Institute page.