MAT Academic Policies

Transfer Residency Requirement

To be awarded a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, students must earn a minimum of 27 hours of graduate degree requirements in residence. The program coordinator and the Dean of the School of Education must approve all transfer education credit. Content area courses must be approved by the appropriate academic department and Dean. Transfer credit will not be given for any course in which a grade of less than a B was earned.

Program of Study

A program of study must be completed with an advisor before the beginning of the MAT program and submitted to the Registrar's Office prior to earning 20 hours.

Academic Standing Policy

MAT students whose academic performance is unsatisfactory will be subject to the following:

  1. Probation – Student will be placed on probation for any of the following reasons:
    1. Student's cumulative grade point average falls below 3.00.
    2. Student earns a U or any other grade below B.

    No student may be a candidate for the degree or sit for the comprehensive examination while on probation due to a GPA below a 3.00. Probation will be removed when the student's GPA reaches 3.0 or higher. Only grades of D or F must be repeated in order to receive degree credit. Students who are on probation may not register until advised.

  2. Suspension – A student will be placed on suspension for any of the following reasons:
    1. Student earns two grades below B (including U's).
    2. Student has already served three consecutive terms on academic probation.

    No student may enroll in graduate courses at North Georgia while on suspension. Courses taken at another institution during the period of suspension will not be recognized for transfer credit. If suspended, a student must apply to the North Georgia Office of Graduate Admissions for readmission. After serving a suspension period of one calendar year, a student seeking to reapply must submit a new application and a letter written to the Dean of the Education presenting a rationale for readmission. If re-admitted, the student will have the same grade requirements for progress and will be readmitted only upon approval of the Dean and the MAT program coordinator. Readmission will not be considered for students who have received four grades below B (including U's).

Academic and Professional Conduct Policy

At the end of each semester, the program faculty or the MAT program coordinator may intervene to establish a plan of action for any student in the program whose competency is in question for reasons including unprofessional, disruptive, or unethical behavior in the classroom or applied setting. The plan should be signed by the student and the MAT program coordinator with copies forwarded to the Dean of the School of Education.