Master of Arts in Teaching



Thinking about becoming a teacher?

Expand your professional teaching knowledge with Nicholls State University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.  With guidance and support from Nicholls’ faculty, you will develop the skills and perspectives you need to become an agent of change – both in the classroom and in the wider educational community.The Master of Arts in Teaching is a graduate program in teacher preparation for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree in the liberal arts or sciences and a desire to enter the teaching profession. This program, designed to build upon the undergraduate academic foundation, provides college graduates with a challenging program of study designed to facilitate the earning of an advanced degree while also completing requirements for a Louisiana license to teach..  MAT combines graduate level work in the teaching field with education courses and a two-semester internship. The program is rigorous in its curriculum and expectations, yet flexible to meet the needs of the graduate student who typically must balance formal coursework with other demands.The Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) The MAT is offered in:

  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Science Education
  • Vocational Education (Business Education, Family and Consumer Science Education)

The MAT program at Nicholls State University provides the opportunity, framework, and mentoring necessary for the candidates to learn about research-based instructional strategies, utilize technology and conduct action research.  Through course work and engaging in research MAT candidates are poised to become “Responsible Leaders Engaging in Professional Practice.”

SR Education Group, an online education publisher, has developed a scholarship program specifically for education graduate candidates.  The scholarship award is $5,000, and is awarded four times per year. Please visit the following website for more information and to apply.

Contact us:
Education Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 2016
Thibodaux, LA 70310


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio

Program of Study

MAT Elementary
MAT Middle School
MAT Secondary