Master of Arts in Teaching Programs

The MAT is a graduate level initial teacher certification program. This program is designed for candidates that have obtained an undergraduate degree in a field outside of education.

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The plan of study for the MAT requires 39 credit hours of coursework. The coursework is done in a dual-delivery mode; candidates in the MAT attend classes on campus and are placed in area partner schools for authentic field experience.

Areas of Study

chevron-right icon Elementary Education Requirements / Track Sheet
chevron-right icon Foreign Language Education
Spanish, French
Requirements / Track Sheet
chevron-right icon Middle Grades Education
English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Requirements / Track Sheet
chevron-right icon Music Education Requirements / Track Sheet
chevron-right icon Secondary Education
Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics
Requirements / Track Sheet
chevron-right icon Special Education Requirements / Track Sheet

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree-Candidates pursuing a MAT must have an undergraduate degree in a related field or take additional content area classes to complete this requirement.
  • Official transcripts from ALL prior colleges
  • 2.75 Undergraduate GPA
  • Official GACE Program Admissions Assessment (GACE Basic Skills) Passing Scores (score of 250 or higher required in each section)
  • Official GACE Content Scores (Required for Secondary)
    (score of 220 or higher required in both sections)
  • May exempt GACE Basic Skills if:
    SATV/M equal 1000 or higher
    GRE is 297 or higher
    ACT 43 or higher

Additional Program Requirements


Contact Us

   MAT Advisor
University Hall, Suite 345
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904


Application Deadlines:

In order for an individual to be considered the online application and all materials must be received on or before the
deadlines below.

Fall: June 2

Spring: November 2

Summer: March 2 (Extended to April 2nd)

Apply Now!