This study concentration is for candidates who already hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and who are interested in a career as a teacher of young children. The M.A.T. provides an option for people entering the world of teaching from other vocations or fields of study, and is also an option for those who are already in the classroom yet have not obtained initial certification (e.g. paraprofessionals, Teach for America, etc.). Through a sequence of courses and related field experiences, candidates will be prepared to teach young children in preschool through grade five. The program of study is designed to meet all content and methods requirements for initial certification.
NOTE: All new MAT Elementary Education candidates must attend a three-day on-campus orientation in order to meet registration requirements. The summer 2020 orientation for new admits to the online MAT Elementary Education program is scheduled for May 15-17, 2020 on Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro campus.
Program Contact Information:
Graduate Academic Services Center
Phone: (912) 478-1447