Degrees and Programs
Department of Adolescent and Adult Education
University Hall 201
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education (Initial Certification)
Format: On Campus and Blended
Credits: 30 semester hours
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in an approved field (English, History, Mathematics, and Science), who wish to secure initial teaching certification as a secondary school teacher (grades 6 through 12) and earn a graduate degree.
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education program is designed to allow students to gain experience throughout matriculation working with local teachers and students to enhance their knowledge and skills required to evaluate, plan, and provide research-based effective learning experiences to diverse students grades 6-12.
Alumni from the Secondary Education program will work in the public and private school systems throughout southeast Georgia, the states and nation as: middle school teachers, high school teachers, lead teachers, assistant principals and team leaders, many of whom have been nominated as Teacher of the Year in their districts.
Course of Study
The program of study consists of 10 required courses totaling 30 semester hours. These courses deliver an overall foundation for teaching, address the particular needs of secondary students, supply a methodology for teaching and provide clinical experience through student teaching.