Designed as a five-year program for students in the Residential College for Women (with timing flexibility for students in the Adult Degree Program), the BA/MAT allows students to complete a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Teaching and to be eligible for Virginia Teacher Licensure upon graduation. Students combine graduate courses with undergraduate work, leading to an MAT prior to the start of their teaching careers and enriching their pre-service preparation.


Students apply for admission to the BA/MAT program no earlier than the second semester of the sophomore year, or the equivalent. Beginning in the junior year, or equivalent, students admitted to the program may begin taking some graduate courses that count both toward requirements for the BA and also for the MAT. Following graduation with a BA, the student remains at MBC two additional semesters to complete graduate coursework and student teaching.


  • Praxis Core scores, VCLA scores, or the equivalent SAT/ACT scores
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3 faculty recommendations