Early Childhood Education MAT

Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education

By pursuing an Early Childhood Education degree, you will become one of the greatest influences on a child's early development. The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to help you become an effective and successful elementary school teacher, providing you with research-based teaching methods for curriculum, instruction and assessment. We will enable you to demonstrate supportive and engaging practices in the classroom that positively affect young learners. You will gain qualification for initial teaching certification for the state of Georgia on the P-5 level of licensure.

Industry Highlights

According to aggregated state labor data, Georgia has the best projected rate of growth (32.8%) for elementary school teachers between 2010 and 2020.

- Schools.com

Career Opportunities

  • Family Resources
  • Day Care Provider
  • Elementary Education
  • Child Advocacy
  • Early Childhood Intervention
  • Higher Education

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of valuable field experiences and internships inside cooperating schools, along with the opportunity to participate in an active Student Georgia Association of Educators (SGAE) chapter.


Read More Professors and Students Travel to the Czech Republic

(July 14, 2015) – Dr. Patrick Thomas and Kathleen Fabrikant, both associate professors of education at Armstrong State University, recently led a group of education majors in a study abroad program at the University of South Bohemia (USB) in the Czech Republic. 

Read More Two Professors Selected as 2015 Governor’s Teaching Fellows

(June 11, 2015) — Armstrong State University Assistant Professor of Childhood and Exceptional Student Education Anne Katz and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Tricia M. Brown were recently selected as 2015 Governor’s Teaching Fellows for the Summer Symposium program at the University of Georgia.

Read More University Receives $1.1 Million Grant for Student Support Services

(August 19, 2015) – U.S. Congressman Buddy Carter recently announced that Armstrong State University has been awarded a $1.1 million TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. 

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