The State of Nebraska accredits the MAT Degree as an initial certification program and as a program to add an additional endorsement to an existing teaching certificate. MAT candidates must therefore be enrolled in a program leading to Nebraska certification.The Primary aim of the graduate program at Hastings College is the preparation for classroom teaching in elementary and secondary schools of America. The program is designed with three distinct groups in mind:1. Certified and practicing teachers who are inclined to return to the College to seek certification in an additional endorsement area.2. Persons with a baccalaureate degree but no professional education who would like to pursue initial certification in an endorsement area offered at the College.3. Those undergraduate candidates with senior status whose academic major(s) precludes their being able to complete both the teaching major(s) and the required professional education courses within a four-year time frame. It is also designed for senior candidates in good standing who choose to begin a teaching certification program during their senior year and wish to complete the MAT degree.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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