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.


Leaders as Readers: Armstrong Students Collaborate With East Broad Street School to Promote Literacy

Middle school student leaders at East Broad Street School in Savannah are sharing their passion for literacy with other students through the Teens for Literacy program.

Read More College of Education and Savannah Chatham County Public Schools Launch Professional Development Initiative

(November 9, 2015) - Armstrong’s College of Education recently announced plans to partner with the Savannah Chatham County Public School System to establish a Professional Development School initiative at Hesse K-8 School.

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.

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