Master of Arts in Teaching, Early Childhood Education Certification (P-5) – Online
If you do not currently hold teacher certification or hold a nonrenewable (NR) teacher certification, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) was designed for you. The M.A.T. degree leads to initial teaching certification. The M.A.T., Early Childhood Education Certification (P-5) program requires field hours as well as an internship, both must be completed in Georgia.
Upon successful completion of all the M.A.T. program requirements, you will be eligible for your T-5 certification and Master’s degree.
Program Contact Information:
|Degree||Hours in Program of Study|
|M.A.T Regular Admission Requirements|
Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of ‘B’ or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.
Additional Requirements:MyPSC account requirement. As part of the program requirements, once admitted, all applicants must register with the GaPSC. To complete this process for obtaining a myPSC account, please go to the GaPSC website to register: www.gapsc.com
Georgia Pre-Service certificate. Prior to participating in a field experience in the M.A.T. program (which occurs the first semester), all candidates must have a Georgia Pre-Service certificate or Induction Pathway 4 certificate. After you receive your admission acceptance, if you are not employed as a teacher in Georgia, you will receive an email from the College of Education with documents required to receive the Pre-Service certification from the GaPSC. Once you provide the information requested in the documents, the information will be sent to the GaPSC by the College of Education Certification Officer.
|Priority Deadline||March 1|
|Final Deadline||Does Not Admit||Does Not Admit||April 1|
Last updated: 3/7/2017