Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
Graduate Catalog 2013-2014 > John H. Lounsbury College of Education > Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
The M.A.T. is a graduate program for students who do not hold a teaching certificate as well as for students who hold a conditional teaching certificate. Georgia College offers the M.A.T. in the following areas:
M.A.T. in Middle Grades Education leading to certification at the T5 level in
M.A.T. in Kinesiology/Physical Education leading to certification at the T5 level. This program is housed in the College of Health Sciences.
M.A.T. in Secondary Education leading to certification at the T5 level in
M.A.T. in Special Education leading to certification at the T5 level
For M.A.T. in Middle Grades and Secondary: Minimum GPA 2.5
For M.A.T. in Special Education: Minimum GPA 2.25
In order to be admitted to any of the M.A.T. programs, the applicant should complete and submit the following:
M.A.T. Program Orientations
A required orientation program for new students in M.A.T. programs is held prior to the start of the program.
The Departmental Chairpersons, in cooperation with the departmental admission committees and program coordinators, assign each fully admitted student to a Mentor Leader of the M.A.T. cohort. It is the responsibility of the student to meet with this Mentor Leader.
Program of Study
The Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education and Middle Grades Education require a minimum of 36 semester hours of course work. The degree program must be completed within six years, beginning with the initial date of coursework. Students may be required to take additional semester hours in order to qualify for certification in a particular content area. Only those courses listed on the Program of Graduate Study fulfill degree requirements. Substitutions must be approved by the advisor prior to course enrollment and a Change of Graduate Program of Study form submitted to the Department Chairperson.
The Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education requires a minimum of 45 semester hours of coursework. This degree program must be completed within six years, beginning with the initial date of coursework.
All students must pass a comprehensive departmental exit requirement before completion of the program. Usually this exit requirement includes an electronic portfolio. Students should check with their assigned program advisor or the department chairperson for specifics. Students must pass this exit requirement to graduate.
All the M.A.T. degrees are offered in cohort models in which groups of students begin and end programs at the same time. The M.A.T. Secondary Education and M.A.T. Middle Grades Science and Reading or Middle Grades Mathematics and Reading cohorts begin in the summer semesters only. The M.A.T. Special Education cohorts begin in the spring semesters only.
Limited Graduate Assistantships are available. Details and an application can be found at http://www.gcsu.edu/education/assistantships.html
Transfer of Courses
M.A.T. Secondary: Nine semester hours may be transferred from other institutions, if prior approval is given by the advisor and if the coursework is no more than six years old at the time of completion of the graduate degree.
In order for the GaPSC to upgrade certificates, educators must complete advanced degree programs closely aligned with their fields of certification and educational roles. Please see the PSC page for further information: http://www.gapsc.com/CurrentEducator/takeCareYourCertificate/certificateUpgrade.aspx
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