Frequently Asked Questions


What areas can I earn teaching certification with the MAT?

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree can give you teaching certification in the following areas.

If you do not see your interest area, refer to the “Is the MAT program right for me?” section following this table.

The corresponding Missouri Content Assessment, known as the MoCA, are content area exams taken by all students who pursue a teaching certificate in Missouri. Passing the MoCA shows your competency in the content area.

Area of teaching certification Required MoCA test
Art K-12 036 Art
Biology 9-12 075 Biology
Business 9-12 017 Business
Chemistry 9-12 076 Chemistry
Chinese K-12 037 World Languages: Chinese-Mandarin
Earth Science 9-12 077 Earth Science
English 9-12 020 English
Family & Consumer Sciences K-12 038 Family & Consumer Sciences
French K-12 039 World Languages: French
German K-12 040 World Languages: German
Japanese K-12 063 Professional Knowledge: Secondary
Language Arts 5-9 011 Middle School Education: Language Arts
Latin K-12 063 Professional Knowledge: Secondary
Mathematics 9-12 082 Mathematics
Mathematics 5-9 012 Middle School Education: Mathematics
Music Instrumental K-12 043 Music: Instrumental & Vocal
Music Vocal/Choral K-12 043 Music: Instrumental & Vocal
Physical Education K-12 044 Physical Education
Physics 9-12 078 Physics
Science 5-9 013 Middle School Education: Science
Social Science 9-12 071 Social Science
Social Science 5-9 014 Middle School Education: Social Science
Spanish K-12 045 World Languages: Spanish
Speech & Theater 9-12 031 Speech & Theater

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