Program Details

The M.A.T. program is a teacher preparation program for those who hold a bachelor’s degree and seek teacher certification.
Statesboro, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Education Leadership & Administration

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) leads to initial teaching certification and a master’s degree for those persons who hold a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution. There are four study concentrations based on educational background and career goals: Study Concentration 1: Secondary Education certification (6-12) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in English, business, mathematics, history, geography, economics, political science, chemistry, biology, geology, physics, child and family development, fashion merchandising and apparel design, hotel and restaurant management, nutrition and food science, interior design, home economics, housing and consumer economics, or related field. Study Concentration 2: Middle Grades certification (4-8) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree. Candidates will complete two teaching concentrations from language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Study Concentration 3: Special Education certification (P-12) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in counseling, child and family development, English, mathematics, psychology, science, social science, or a closely-related field. Study Concentration 4: P-12 Education certification for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. The Concentration in Special Education (#3) is the only concentration available fully online with a tuition rate of $400 USD per credit hour.

Additional Program Information

Financial Aid:
1. Bachelor’s degree. 2. Transcript evaluation. 3. Cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) GPA or higher 4. Total adjusted 2.75 GPA or higher on teaching field course work. 5. Miller Analogies Test or the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections of GRE. 6. GACE Program Admission Assessment or be exempt by SAT, ACT, or GRE scores. 7. GACE Content Assessment, except for the MAT in Special Education. 8. Personal statement of purpose 9. Disclosure and Affirmation Form that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance. 10. If previously enrolled in an initial teacher preparation program, an interview must be completed.
International Requirements:
11. International applicants and U.S. citizens whose native language is not English must demonstrate competence in English. applicants must take and pass the TOEFL and post a score of at least 80 (internet-based test, IBT), 213 (computer-based test) or 550 (paper-based test) on the TOEFL. The official TOEFL score may not be more than two years old.

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