Interested in being a Secondary Social Studies Teacher?
If you have an undergraduate degree in Social Studies, you may qualify to enter the MAT with a content specialization in History and you will not need to follow the steps below. However, please follow all previously described application submission steps.
If you have an undergraduate degree in any major other than Social Studies, you may also qualify to enter the MAT. You will need 30 credit hours of coursework in Social Studies which may qualify you to enter the MAT with a content specialization in Secondary Social Studies.
You can do a preliminary transcript review yourself through the following:
Identify your coursework in Social Studies. Coursework includes the following topics:
- United States History
- World History
- Behavioral Sciences
- Short Content Essays
You may visit the ETS Website link at http://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/
0086.pdf to review description of each topic. This will help you to determine the number of credits and courses you have that could apply to content specialization in Secondary Social Studies.
You may also visit the website at http://downloads.ncss.org/
NCSSTeacherStandardsVol1-rev2004.pdf to review the National Standards for Secondary Social Studies Teacher.
If you have a total of 30 credits in the right column, you may qualify to enter the MAT with a content specialization in History. If you have less than 30 credits, you may or may not qualify for this specialization, and/or other preliminary "qualifying" courses may be needed. Transcripts missing 3 credits will take special review by a transcript specialist.
If you think you may qualify for the Social Studies specialization, please continue with the application process. If you have a different content specialist interest area, please go back to the FAQ page and click on one of the other content area links.