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Department of Teacher Education

Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum

Timeline For Navigating The MATC

The timeline for completion of the MATC is 5 (five) years. (Five calendar years minus one semester).

The five-year "clock" starts with the date of your earliest course, whether an initial course taken in the M.A. program, an MSU intern course taken prior to admission to the MATC, or a transfer course. The following chart may be used to determine the date by which all program requirements must be completed.

  If your Earliest Course (Post-Admission, Intern Year or Transfer Credits) is...   Your 5 year completion deadline for the MATC was/will be... Final Semester Earliest Course(s) can be used with Maximum Extension
  Summer 2006   Spring 2011 Spring 2016
  Fall 2006   Summer 2011 Summer 2016
  Spring 2007   Fall 2011 Fall 2016
  Summer 2007   Spring 2012 Spring 2017
  Fall 2007   Summer 2012 Summer 2017
  Spring 2008   Fall 2012 Fall 2017
  Summer 2008   Spring 2013 Spring 2018
  Fall 2008   Summer 2013 Summer 2018
  Spring 2009   Fall 2013 Fall 2018
  Summer 2009   Spring 2014 Spring 2019
  Fall 2009   Summer 2014 Summer 2019
  Spring 2010   Fall 2014 Fall 2019
  Summer 2010   Spring 2015 Spring 2020
  Fall 2010   Summer 2015 Summer 2020
  Spring 2011   Fall 2015 Fall 2020
  Summer 2011   Spring 2016 Spring 2021
  Fall 2011   Summer 2016 Summer 2021
  Spring 2012   Fall 2016 Fall 2021
  Summer 2012   Spring 2017 Spring 2022
  Fall 2012   Summer 2017 Summer 2022
  Spring 2013   Fall 2017 Fall 2022
  Summer 2013   Spring 2018 Spring 2023
  Fall 2013   Summer 2018 Summer 2023
  Spring 2014   Fall 2018 Fall 2023
  Summer 2014   Spring 2019 Spring 2024
  Fall 2014   Summer 2019 Summer 2024
  Spring 2015   Fall 2019 Fall 2024
  Summer 2015   Spring 2020 Spring 2025
  Fall 2015   Summer 2020 Summer 2025
  Spring 2016   Fall 2020 Fall 2025
  Summer 2016   Spring 2021 Spring 2026
  Fall 2016   Summer 2021 Summer 2026
  Spring 2017   Fall 2021 Fall 2026
  Summer 2017   Spring 2022 Spring 2027
  Fall 2017   Summer 2022 Summer 2027
  Spring 2018   Fall 2022 Fall 2027
  Summer 2018   Spring 2023 Spring 2028
  Fall 2018   Summer 2023 Summer 2028
  Spring 2019   Fall 2023 Fall 2028
  Summer 2019   Spring 2024 Spring 2029
  Fall 2019   Summer 2024 Summer 2029
  Spring 2020   Fall 2024 Fall 2029
  Summer 2020   Spring 2025 Spring 2030

One-two year or single-semester extensions of time to complete the program are typical with the maximum allowable addition time being 5 (five) years.  As such, no course can be considered for the degree if it is older than 10 calendar years minus 1 semester (e.g., FS15-US25) the semester of graduation.

For more information about the extension request process, please consult with Paul Kurf, MATC program advisor.

Extension requests are reviewed by the Dean's Office on an individual basis and must include a targeted semester of completion and evidence that the student has made plans for completion of her/his program by the target date. The M.A. extension form is available on the College of Education website, but additional supportive materials such as a detailed timeline and/or letter(s) of support may be requested at the discretion of the college and/or the MATC advisor.