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. Within this program, you will be required to complete a teaching internship. Teaching internship options are within a sixty mile radius of Georgia Southern. An exception is made for the online M.A.T. Concentration in Special Education; your placement will be considered in the region in which you live.
Upon successful completion of all the M.A.T. program requirements, you will be eligible for your T-5 certification and Master’s degree. Listed below are concentrations to consider based on your educational background and career goals:
Study Concentration 1: Secondary Education Certification (6-12)
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)
Middle Grades certification (4-8) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree. Candidates must complete two teaching concentrations from language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics.
Study Concentration 3: P-12 Education with teaching field in Spanish Certification
P-12 Education certification for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in Spanish or related field.
ONLINE Concentrations 4 & 5:
Special Education Certification (P-12)
Early Childhood Education Certification (P-5)
Study Concentration 6: Health and Physical Education (Summer Admit Only)
The Masters of Arts in Teaching with concentration is Health and Physical Education is for students who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university but do not have a teaching certificate to teach Health and Physical Education P-12 setting. This students will be able to earn a master’s degree and a teaching certificate at the same time.
The total credit hours for the degree are dependent on previous course work completed in the area of certification. A transcript evaluation by the College of Education’s Director of Advisement and Certification is required at the outset. Prerequisite content course work, based on the transcript evaluation, must be completed as a non-degree student before admission into the program.
Program Contact Information:
M.A.T. Early Childhood Education
M.A.T. Middle Grades and Secondary Education
M.A.T. Special Education
M.A.T. P-12 Spanish Education
M.A.T. Health and Physical Education
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