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Graduate Admissions Coordinator
University Hall 271
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education
Application for admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education program is a two-step process: application to the university Office of Graduate Admissions and a separate application to the College of Education. The required documents are included in the following two checklists:
Office of Graduate Admissions Application Checklist
- Graduate Admissions application [, 1.12MB]
- Non-refundable application fee ($30)
- Certificate of immunization [, 220.51 KB]
- Lawful presence verification [, 359.57 KB] (required for all applicants requesting in-state tuition)
- Two (2) official transcripts [, 25.46 KB] from all schools -- undergraduate and graduate -- where degrees were earned or work was done (Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution.)
College of Education Submission Checklist
- COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
- Two (2) Initial Disposition Assessments -- using the proper form [and coming under separately from the references.] Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members. This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
- Sufficient academic preparation.
- Evidence of passing the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program Admission Assessment OR qualifying for an exemption.
- Evidence of passing the applicable Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Content Assessment.
- Current, clear background check through CertifiedBackground.com OR signed Employment Verification Form (only if applicant is a full-time teacher of record in a Georgia public school).
Office of Graduate Admissions
College of Education