Program Overview

A Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree from Carson-Newman gives you the opportunity to begin a teaching career. A wide range of specialty options allows you to pursue your area of interest as you build on your previous education. Each degree option prepares you to earn your initial teaching licensure in your chosen field. 


  • Biology (6-12)
  • Business (6-12)
  • Chemistry (6-12)
  • Early Childhood (PK-3)
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • English (6-12)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (5-12)
  • General Music/Instrumental (K-12)
  • General Music/Vocal (K-12)
  • Government (6-12)
  • History (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Middle Grades: Language Arts & Social Studies (6-8)
  • Middle Grades: Science & Mathematics (6-8)
  • Physical Education (K-12_
  • Physics (6-12)
  • Psychology (6-12)
  • Spanish (6-12)
  • Special Education: Comprehensive (K-12)
  • Special Education: Interventionist (K–8)
  • Special Education: Interventionist (6–12)
  • Theater (K-12)
  • Visual Arts (K-12)


The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at Carson-Newman University is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Each initial licensure area listed above was part of the most recent joint review conducted by CAEP and the Tennessee Department of Education. For information regarding the CAEP Annual Reporting Measures, click here


36–57 credit hours, depending on degree option

Hybrid format (combination of online and on-campus classes)

Main campus

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Graduate & Professional Studies
1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
P 800-678-9061

  • Carson-Newman's passionate professors went above and beyond to help me navigate through the MAT program. Stimulating lessons like simulations and case studies helped me apply knowledge to real-life situations. As a first-year teacher, I felt more than ready on my first day of teaching 6th grade.
    SAMANTHA STARNES, 2018 / Teacher / Oliver Springs Middle School

A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we want to equip you to succeed.

• As a graduate student at Carson-Newman you'll receive access to the full Microsoft Office suite.

• Graduate students enrolled in at least six credit hours qualify to apply for federal financial aid. If you qualify, you can borrow up to $20,500 per year, which is more than enough to cover the total program cost.

• You'll be assigned a personal faculty advisor, who will help draft a course plan tailored to your specific goals.

Payment Plans

Our no interest payment plans help reduce up-front costs. Enrolling in a payment plan allows you to make monthly payments on your direct charges instead of paying your full balance before classes start.

Our Office of Financial Aid is available to guide you through the many options available to graduate students at Carson-Newman.

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