Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Teacher Education

Georgia College
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) degree with a major in Secondary Teacher Education provides initial educator preparation at the master's degree level for qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a major in one of the content fields listed below, or in a related area that includes coursework that is the equivalent of a major in such an area. The degree program prepares persons for certification to teach in grades 6-12 in the fields of Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, and Political Science; and for certification to teach in grades P-12 in Art, French, and Spanish. The program is designed for college graduates whose undergraduate degrees did not include professional education preparation. The program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, a candidate may be recommended for a Level 5 State of Georgia Educator Certification.

Admissions Information

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, with an earned 2.75 or better GPA
  • Two professional recommendations (pdf) using the College of Education format
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Candidates must hold a provisional certificate or obtain a Georgia pre-service certification (, which includes obtaining a MyPSC account with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission
  • Submit to a background check and receive acceptable results. (This process will be done during the application process.)
  • Pass (or exempt) the GACE Program Admission Assessment (Exemption scores are SAT 1000 or higher (1080 if taken on or after 7/1/2019); ACT combined English and math 43 or higher)
  • Complete the Ethic 350 Assessment through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission
  • Submit a copy of your driver’s license or other official identification