Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

MAT in Pedagogy

Online 33 course hours * 16 months

Repayment after graduation as low as


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Now Accepting Applications for August
New Program - Educational Leadership Offered As M.Ed./Ed. S./ Certification Only

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 expertise in a Middle Grades (4-8), Secondary (6-12), or P-12 content area and would now like to become certified to teach that subject.
  • 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 most Middle Grades (4-8), Secondary (6-12), or P-12 fields. The program is intended for those who have demonstrated content expertise in a Middle Grades, Secondary or P-12 field and would like to become certified to teach that subject in Georgia. Graduates of this program will enter the profession at the master’s degree level (T5).

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.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will earn a Master’s degree and initial teacher certification in their field of expertise (a Middle Grades (4-8), Secondary (6-12), or P-12 field).

Degree Requirements


Course #TitleHours
RSC 600Intro to Graduate Programs3
EDU 605Foundations of Instruction3
EDU 606Clinical Practice I3
EDU 607Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Content Knowledge3
EDU 608Clinical Practice II3
EDU 609Leadership, Collaboration, and Advocacy in Education3
EDU 620Applying Technology for Effective Instruction3
EDU 623Educational Assessment and Decision-Making3
EDU 624Collaborative Classrooms Through Social Emotional Learning3
EDU 625Diversity and Exceptionality in the 21st Century Classroom3
EDU 656Patterns of Practice in ELA3
 Total Hours:33


Please Note:

This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above