Secondary Education M.A.T.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in Secondary Education (grades 6-12) provides initial teacher preparation at the master's degree level for qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. The program is designed for college graduates whose undergraduate degrees did not include professional education preparation and is comprised of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework:  The program is a cohort, field-based model that begins each June. Our students learn high-level teaching practices, which are modeled by professors as well as fellow students.

The program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework. The professional education component is a one-year, full-time experience, which begins with a new cohort in June of every year and follows the public school calendar. A two-year evening program is also available for individuals who are currently teaching under non-renewable certificates. All professional education courses are field-based, and students spend a minimum of 20 hours per week with host teachers in a variety of public school placements. Spring semester coursework includes a 10-week, full-time student teaching internship.

  • Admission requirements include:
    • graduate admissions application form
    • Two professional recommendations (pdf)
    • official copies of all transcripts
    • passing score on the College of Education Graduate Writing Assessment or waiver as follows:
      • graduate of Georgia College
      • GRE – 1000 (Verbal and Quantitative combined) if taken prior to August 1, 2011, or 305 (Verbal and Quantitative Combined) if taken on or after August 1, 2011
      • MAT – 400
      • students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at Georgia College upon conferment of their baccalaureate degree
    • verification of immunization
    • a Preservice Certificate if not a full time teacher
    • a testing document showing completion of GACE 350 – Program Entry Ethics
    • Pre-Service Application Package
    • Note: Based on the applicants’ completion of content classes as determined by the applicants’ transcripts, additional content courses may be required during the program. 

    Degree Requirements

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    Dr. Betta Vice
    Program Coordinator
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    Ms. Shanda Brand Graduate Director CBX 70 Georgia College
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    John H. Lounsbury College of Education
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