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. The Elementary Education program is offered 100 percent online.
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.
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MAT Elementary Online Field Experiences
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree with a major in Elementary Education provides a 100% online initial teacher preparation (except for required field experiences) at the master’s degree level for qualified candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Students who hold a provisional certificate and are the teacher-of-record in a teaching position that aligns with their program concentration and grade band (i.e., elementary education, AND a PK-5 classroom) will complete their field work in their own classroom. However, all schools must be accredited and if a student teaches PK they must be in an accredited preschool and work with 4 and 5 year-olds.
Students who are not employed will complete field experiences in a variety of settings and grade levels reflecting the certification span of the program. Students will complete field experiences in counties/schools where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is in place.
Other Concentration Areas
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English, Math, Science, Social Studies
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Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics
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Candidates seeking admittance to a GaPSC-approved educator preparation program during Summer or Fall 2020 semesters who are unable to satisfy the GACE Program Admission Assessment or provide exemption scores may be conditionally admitted at the discretion of the EPP.