Fifth Year Graduate Program
Master’s in Art in Teaching (MAT)
Students who opt for the 5-year graduate program as their route to teaching certification in Health and Physical Education will apply to the UNH Graduate School for admission into the Department of Education’s MAT program.
Students must have a UNH undergraduate GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least a 3.0 out of 4.0. The application process is done online, and three letters of recommendation are required. An outstanding benefit for high achieving students is referred to as ‘early admission’ to graduate school. If an undergraduate has a GPA of 3.2 or better at the time they apply, they will be accepted ‘early’ and can take up to three courses (12 credits) as dual listed – undergraduate and graduate level courses. This would mean that an undergraduate student early admitted to the graduate program, will be eligible to take three of the required five courses as undergraduates. Early admit students would then have only two courses left to complete their graduate program. This saves both time and money!
All graduate students, whether regular or early admitted will also be required to take a full year of student teaching (referred to as an internship), as the major component of the MAT that leads to teaching certification. This includes a 16-week placement at an elementary school and a 16-week placement at a middle or high school. Classes required include: (700 level is undergraduate and 800 level is graduate).
Regular Admission Courses Early Admission Courses
EDUC 800 Ed Structure and Change EDUC 700/800 Ed Structure and Change
EDUC 805 Contemporary Ed Perspective EDUC 705/805 Contemporary Ed Perspective
KIN 802 Content Risk Behavior KIN 702/802 Content Risk Behavior
KIN 910 Curricular Issues in Health KIN 910 Curricular Issues in Health
One additional 800 level KIN course One additional 800 level KIN course
With the additional, 5th year of study, including the internship, a student will graduate with an MAT Education Master’s degree and certification to teach Health and Physical Education, K-12 in New Hampshire. These teaching certifications will be transferable to all of the other 49 states in the U.S. If you have further questions about this graduate program, contact Steve Wright at 603-862-4408 or Steven.Wright@unh.edu.