River City Partnership MAT

Campus School Teacher

The River City Partnership MAT are specialized tracks within the College of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching program. The RCP MAT offers teachers who have made a commitment to teach in Shelby County Schools or local charter schools the following benefits:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching Degree and Licensure in a High-Needs Area (Elementary Education, Secondary Math, Secondary Science, Secondary Social Studies, or Secondary English Language Arts)
  • Specific on-the-job mentoring and coaching
  • Specialized seminars that emphasizes culturally relevant pedagogy, equity, and social justice
  • River City Scholarship Opportunities
  • PRAXIS Preparation Seminar
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Opportunity for eligible Teacher Scholars to participate in I AM A MAN. . . I Teach
  • New cohorts begin every fall!

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Become a RCP Teacher Scholar: 
Graduate Teacher Class


River City Partnership Scholarship Requirements

  • 2.75 Undergraduate GPA
  • Enrollment in the UofM College of Education MAT program
  • Job-embedded or permit hire with SCS or local charter schools OR commitment to teach with SCS or local charter schools
  • Commitment to teach with SCS or local charter schools for four years
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA throughout the program
  • Attendance at monthly face-to-face seminars facilitated by UofM faculty and district leaders and practitioners. Seminars will focus on subjects such as content development, critical race theory, social and emotional learning and Praxis preparation.


 Ready to Apply?

Step 1: Apply to the University of Memphis Graduate School

Apply to UofM Graduate School >

Step 2: Apply to the River City Partnership MAT Program and Scholarship

Apply to RCP MAT >


Areas of Study

The MAT is available with licensure in the following areas (for both job-embedded and non-job-embedded candidates):

  • Elementary Education (K-5th grade)
  • Secondary English/Language Arts (6th-12th grade)
  • Secondary Math (6th-12th grade)
  • Secondary Science (6th-12th grade)
  • Secondary Social Studies (6th-12th grade)

Additional Questions . . . 

About the MAT program? Visit Instruction and Curriculum Leadership. 
About licensure? Visit the Teacher Education Program.
About being a graduate student in the COE? Visit the COE Graduate page.

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