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The Master of Arts in Teaching Online program is designed for those who have earned an undergraduate degree in a field outside of education.

The Elementary, Middle, Secondary, Special Education, and World Languages programs are offered entirely online. The Music program requires in-person attendance. Most courses require 25 hours of field experience, with Elementary experience specific to your certification field.

Middle Grades (4th-8th): Students must choose two concentrations (English, Science, Math, Social Studies). The GaPSC requires 15 semester credit hours per concentration for certification. If not met at application, you can work with your advisor post-admission to complete the required coursework, which may include in-person attendance.


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MAT Program

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What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program will complete 39 credit hours of coursework, including field experience requirements and student teaching assignments in concentration areas.

The program is designed to be completed in two years.

Curriculum | Admissions Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

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Elementary Education

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Middle Grades Education

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Secondary Education

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Special Education

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Art Education

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Music Education

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World Languages Education

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Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Several education-related student organizations provide opportunities for students to participate in organizations that can help them network, share ideas and prepare for career advancement.

Augusta University is a hub for community outreach and professional learning opportunities, including the Impacting Student Learning Conference.

The Central Savannah River Oral History Project explores changes in the area’s education system by recording the memories of those who were involved in the change.

Online Delivery

Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education coursework is delivered fully online, allowing teaching professionals to continue their education. Middle School coursework can be completed online if content area requirements have been met.

Performance Based

The program offers student teaching opportunities to apply knowledge in real-world educational settings.

Dedicated Faculty

The supportive faculty are committed to high-impact practices that stimulate positive learning and innovative research.

Financial Assistance

Along with university-wide scholarships and financial assistance, the College of Education provides several scholarship opportunities for qualifying students.

Your Future

Career Options

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for K-12 teachers is $61,820 per year. Job growth is projected to rise at an average rate through 2031.

Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all undergraduate work.

Degree Requirement: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. If pursuing a degree in Secondary Education, it must be in a related field, or additional coursework must be taken to complete this requirement. You must have 21 upper-level credits completed in the content area in which you are seeking initial certification. 

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended.

Standardized Test Requirements: An official GACE content score of 220 or higher is required in both sections. Required at application for Secondary, World Languages, and Music. 

Georgia Education Ethics (360) Assessment: Successful completion is required.

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*Tuition & Fees listed here are for in-state students enrolling in the university for Fall 2024 semester.

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Application Deadlines

Spring '24 Application Deadline

  • November 2, 2023

Summer '24 Application Deadline

  • March 2, 2024

Fall '24 Application Deadline

  • July 7, 2024

All Supporting documents must be submitted by July 7.

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

All required application materials and supporting documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. The program does not accept applications after the published application deadline.


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Why Augusta?

With most classes delivered online, you’re able to work toward your goals while remaining at your current job.

The College of Education and Human Development has solid and longstanding relationships with local schools, maximizing the field experiences important to your learning and growth.

The College of Education hosts several education-based conferences and programs that provideopportunities to learn and network with educators from around the area, state, and nation.

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The Augusta University College of Education and Human Development is committed to being a relevant, responsive, and respected institution with a keen focus toward high impact work in the community. Our faculty, students, and alumni are committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education.