Secondary & Middle Grades Education

SMGE Master of Arts in Teaching

For those who have no background in education and who are seeking initial certification at the Master’s level, SMGE offers the Master’s of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in collaboration with the relevant KSU departments. The MAT programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and “nationally recognized” by the appropriate professional organization (e.g., the MAT in English is nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English)

M.A.T. teaching fields:

Art Education (M.A.T.)

The MAT Art is based on the Comprehensive Arts Education model, focusing on the areas of production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. This program is aligned with the five standards defined by the National Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) [...]

Secondary English (M.A.T.)

The Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary English program leads to a master's degree and a teaching certificate in Secondary English (grades 6-12). The program is currently four or five semesters in length and enrolls in both spring (January) and sum [...]

Secondary Mathematics or Secondary Science (M.A.T.)

The program emphasizes development of candidate understanding of adolescent development, educational psychology, curriculum, assessment, and teaching strategies particular to the teaching of secondary mathematics or secondary science. Through yearlong clinical experiences, candidates learn to apply all they have learned so that they can impact the learning of all of their students.