Master of Arts in Teaching


The Master of Arts in Teaching program enrolls students who hold an appropriate bachelor’s degree in a field other than Education. The program of study leads to both a master’s degree and recommendation for initial grades 6-12 social studies teacher certification in the state of Florida. Applicants are expected to have significant undergraduate work in at least one (preferably more) social studies teaching fields (e.g., history, civics or government, geography, economics).

Questions about the program should be made by email to:

Deanna Rieke, Academic Advisor - Student Academic Services 
Phone: (813) 974-4898
Office: EDU 106P 

College of Education 
University of South Florida 
4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620-5650

Alumni Profiles

Erica Maag Velasquez Graduation photo

Erica Maag Velasquez
Hillsborough County Public Schools
Graduated: Fall 2014
“The MAT program provided me with the opportunity to learn the craft of teaching in a professional and supportive environment.”