Masters of Arts in Teaching

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Masters of Arts in Teaching is a degree for those with a bachelor's degree, but no education background or teacher certification, and leads to initial certification. It meets the Georgia Professional Standards Commission standards and includes both course work as well as field and clinical experiences. It prepares professional teacher leaders with advanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective facilitators of learning.

Kennesaw State University offers MAT programs in:

  • Secondary English
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • Secondary Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Special Education
  • TESOL 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Personal Statement - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should be 1-2 pages and explain what has led to your decision to become an educator. 
  • Resume - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document education, any teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - Can be sent electronically through the online application. 
  • Interview - An interview may be required. If so, you will be contacted by the program to set up an interview. 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN CONCENTRATIONS 

  • Math Prerequisites
    Calculus I, Calculus II, College Geometry (level 3000+), and Statistics (level 2000+)
  • SECONDARY SCIENCE - Complete the appropriate GACE Content Assessment for your desired subject area. For more information, visit http://gace.ets.org/
    • BIOLOGY: GACE in Biology (Test Code 026 & 027, or combined 526)
    • CHEMISTRY: GACE in Chemistry (Test Code 028 & 029 or combined 528)
    • PHYSICS: GACE in Physics (Test Code 030 & 031, or combined 530)

APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES

This program accepts applications for Spring and Summer only.

  • Term
    Date
  • Spring
    Nov 1
  • Summer*(see notice below)
    Feb 1, Apr 1

*Feb 1 - Deadline for individuals not currently, or contracted to be, employed in a school setting aligned with the MAT programs of study (certification field and grade level) being sought.

*Apr 1 - Deadline for individuals currently employed in a school setting aligned with the MAT program of study (certification field and grade level) being sought.

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Graduate Programs in Education
Program Office: 470-578-6043 or
Email: educ_grad@kennesaw.edu
Program Website: 

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