Master of Arts in Teaching
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a 39 semester hour program for individuals who possess a degree other than education, do not have a teaching certificate, and wish to become certified teachers. Individuals seeking admission to the MAT program must submit transcripts and GACE II test results for review to ensure they meet the content requirements for the content field. The MAT program is structured so that individuals will focus on pedagogy, curriculum courses, and complete a one-semester internship during the first year. Advanced content necessary for a master's degree is the focus of the second year.
MAT degrees are available in the following content areas:
- Art Education (P-12)
- Health and Physical Education (P-12)
- Middle Grades Certification with Concentration(s) in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Science
- English Education (6-12)
- Mathematics Education (6-12)
- History Education (6-12)
For additional program information, please visit the School of Education website www.northgeorgia.edu/TeacherEducation.
Graduate Admissions Procedures
Application materials may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions or from the North Georgia website, www.northgeorgia.edu/Graduate. Applicants must pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee. Admission requirements are listed below. When all application materials required to make an admission decision have been received by the Office of Graduate Admissions, notification will be sent to the applicant and a copy of all materials will be forwarded to the program. Notification will be mailed from the Education program to the applicant verifying acceptance or denial.
Students who are admitted but do not enroll by the academic year following the year of acceptance must reapply through the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance within the last three terms must also reapply through the Office of Graduate Admissions. All documents and materials submitted to fulfill the application requirements for entry to a program at North Georgia become the property of the university and will not be returned. These materials are kept for one year for incomplete application files and for three years for individuals who complete an application, are accepted, but do not enroll.