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The Career Changer's Guide to Becoming a Teacher

Discover what you'll learn in Southern's flexible MAT program, the career paths you can take in the field of education, and how our program will help you become successful as a teacher.


Embracing Change

There's a need for licensed teachers all over the country. If you feel called to help teach the next generation, Southern can help you embrace that change. 


The Benefits of Teaching

Teaching is one of the most exciting, dynamic, and inspiring career paths you can take. This guide will take a closer look at some of our favorite benefits to teaching.


Finding Success as a Teacher

It takes a special kind of a person to be a teacher. In this guide, we'll explore different ways to find success and create positive change in the lives of students. 

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How to Become a Teacher as a Career-Changer

Unlike most education-focused master’s programs, with Southern's MAT you don’t need any past teaching experience to qualify. Explore your options as a career-changer.


MSEd vs. MAT: What's the Difference?

You may have heard of the MSEd (Master of Science in Education) as a possible path for you. In this guide, we'll explore the difference between an MSEd and an MAT.


Get All of Your Questions Answered

What are the eligibility requirements? What courses will you get to take? What's the admissions process like? Who are the faculty members? What deadlines do I need to track?

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Take a look inside

If you're ready to make that career change and become a teacher, we've created an in-depth look at how Southern's MAT program can help you make the change. Here's a taste of the insights waiting for you inside.

The Career Changer's Guide to Becoming a Teacher: Introductory text that showcases Southern's new eBook.

What you'll gain from the guide

An Action Plan

If you want to make a difference in the classroom but don't know where to start, we can help you begin your career as an educator. Our guide walks you through your next steps in becoming a teacher as a career-changer. 

Real Industry and Career Insights

Right now, there's a need for licensed teachers all over the country. Southern's MAT program is designed to equip you to become a successful teacher. Our guide explores the opportunities that are available after graduation.

Southern's MAT Program

We believe that our nurturing, relationship-based learning environment will help create the next generation of compassionate teachers. Our guide breaks down the program's flexibility, curriculum, licensure and teaching requirements, and more.

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