Program Highlights & Benefits
Synchronous online format for flexibility and convenience
16 month completion time, including breaks
Become professionally certified in your district while earning a Master's degree
Saturday classes won't interfere with your work week
- People who have demonstrated content expertise in one of the teaching areas for middle grades (4-8), secondary (6-12), and all P-12 fields (except special education) and would now like to become certified to teach that area.
- People who are looking for a change in careers.
- People who want to positively influence young lives and make the world a better place.
What You Learn
The Master of Arts with a concentration in Pedagogy leads to an advanced degree and initial teacher certification in middle grades (4-8), secondary (6-12), or a P-12 fields (except special education). The program is intended for those who have demonstrated content expertise in one of the teaching areas for middle grades (4-8), secondary (6-12), and all P-12 fields (except special education) and would now like to become certified to teach that subject. Graduates of this program will enter the profession at the master’s degree level (T5) and garner a higher compensation than those who enter at the bachelor’s degree level.
How You Learn
Students come to this program having already completed a bachelor’s degree, and may be working full-time, so we understand that our program must be both high-quality as well as flexible. Because highly experienced faculty deliver courses in the MAT-Pedagogy Concentration synchronously and asynchronously online, students will be a part of an educational program tailored to meet their personal and professional needs. We employ a cohort model with Fall and Spring semester courses meeting for 16 weeks every other week on Saturdays, with independent online coursework in the off weeks. In the Summer semester, courses will meet each Saturday for 8 weeks. Field experiences will be offered in localities where students live. The MAT-Pedagogy Concentration can be completed in 4 semesters with 33 credit hours.
*Students must report a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 or an identified writing deficiency may be considered for provisional admission. Provisionally admitted students may be required to take one or more writing classes prior to or during the first semester. Decisions about additional admission requirements are determined by the University Graduate Council after a complete review of all materials presented by the applicant.
Upon completion of this program, students will earn a Master’s degree and initial teacher certification in middle grades (4-8), secondary (6-12), or a P-12 fields (except special education).
|RSC 601||Intro to Graduate Programs||3|
|EDU 605||Foundations of Instruction||3|
|EDU 606||Clinical Practice I||3|
|EDU 607||Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Content Knowledge||3|
|EDU 608||Clinical Practice II||3|
|EDU 609||Leadership, Collaboration, and Advocacy in Education||3|
|EDU 620||Applying Technology for Effective Instruction||3|
|EDU 623||Educational Assessment and Decision-Making||3|
|EDU 624||Collaborative Classrooms Through Social Emotional Learning||3|
|EDU 625||Diversity and Exceptionality in the 21st Century Classroom||3|
|EDU 656||Patterns of Practice in ELA||3|
**Please Note: this program is awaiting GaPSC Approval, which is expected in the summer of 2020 (before the courses begin in August)**
This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above