Secondary, Adult & Physical Education


Greg Dziuban
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

University Hall 271

Academic Requirements
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education
(Initial Certification)


Before applying for admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education program, individuals should determine if they are eligible or can become eligible by examining the following minimum academic and test score requirements:

  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution.*
  • A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 OR in most recent degree.
  • Passing scores on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program Admission Assessment or an allowed exemption.**
  • Completion of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Educator Ethics Assessment.
  • Passing scores on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) content assessment for the proposed field of study; NOTE: Candidates who earned a degree in their field of study within the past seven years can have this GACE requirement deferred until the start of internship.***

If you have questions about these eligibility requirements, please contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator in the College of Education. Contact information is provided in the left panel of this page.

The above are minimum academic, test score or professional requirements only.  Read the entire application checklist to determine what documents must be included in your submission. Anyone who does not meet admissions requirements can apply as a non-degree-seeking student and take four designated courses (EDUC 6000, EDUC 6100, EDUC 6200 and EDUC 6300).  The Graduate Admissions Coordinator can direct you in this process.

*Note: PSC-accepted accredited institutions are those that are accredited by accrediting organizations recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

** Note:  A transcript analysis will be performed to determine if the academic preparation requirement is satisfied or if additional undergraduate content coursework is needed prior to admission to the College of Education..