Secondary & Middle Grades Education

M.A.T. Secondary Chemistry

Program Description

The program consists of education and science course work and in-school field experiences. The MAT in Secondary Science is standards-based and is fully approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The program is designed to be completed within four semesters for well-qualified students who want accelerated paths into teaching. Participants also have the option of spreading their course work over two or three years. The MAT in Secondary Science leads to initial (T-5) certification in one of three teaching fields: biology (grades 6-12); chemistry (grades 6-12); or physics (grades 6-12).

Program of Study

INED 6410: Giving Students with Exceptionalities Access I (1 hr.)
INED 6411:
Giving Students with Exceptionalities Access II (1 hr.)
INED 6412:
Giving Students with Exceptionalities Access III (1 hr.)
INED 6421:
Linguistically Diverse Students as Learners (1 hr.)
INED 6422:
Instruction for Linguistically Diverse Learners (1 hr.)
INED 6423:
Assessing Linguistically Diverse Learners
ITEC 6200:
Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age (3 hr.)
EDUC 6250:
Learning about the Learner (2 hr.)
EDUC 6255:
Teaching the Learner (2 hr.)
EDUC 6260:
Learners in Context I (1 hr.)
EDUC 6265:
Learners in Context II (1 hr.)

Teaching Sequence (15 hours)
Pedagogical Content Knowledge for (Biol, Chem OR Physics) I (2 hr.)
Pedagogical Content Knowledge for (Biol, Chem, OR Physics) II (2 hr.)
Pedagogical Content Knowledge for (Biol, Chem, OR Physics) III (2 hr.)
Yearlong Clinical Experience I (4 hr.)
Yearlong Clinical Experience II (5 hr.)

Science Content Courses (6 hours)
Supporting disciplines, discipline-specific, or endorsement, to be determined in consultation with your advisor

Program total: 36 hours
(if all pre-requisites are met)

How Do I Apply
  1. Online Graduate Application – There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  2. Transcripts – Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in sealed envelope from the institution. 
  3. GRE Score Report – Request that your scores be sent to KSU (school code 5359).
    -OR- Millers Analogy Test (MAT) – Request official score report be sent directly to KSU.
    May be exempt with an advanced degree from an accredited institution
  4. GACE Program Admission Test– Reading, Writing, and Math. Test scores should be sent directly to KSU.
    More info on GACE testing can be found at:
    You may exempt the GACE Program Admission Test by meeting any of the following:
        1. ACT: at least 43 (English & Math)
        2. GRE: at least 297 (Verbal & Quantitative)
        3. SAT: at least 1000 (Verbal & Quantitative)
  5. GACE (Content Assessment/Essays) in Chemistry see link for more info:
  6. Georgia Educator Ethics Entry Assessment – More info can be found at
  7. PSC Application for Pre-Service Certification – Information and Application can be found at the following link:
  8. Personal Statement – Can be uploaded into the on line application. Should be 1 - 2 pages and explain what has led to your decision to become an educator.
  9. Resume - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document education, any teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities.
  10. Two Letters of Recommendation - Can be sent electronically through the online application.
  11. Interview - An interview may be required. If so, you will be contacted by the program to set up an interview.

March 1 for Summer Consideration 
November 1 for Spring Consideration

Contact Us

For more information please contact Dr. Lori Klingler-Maffe,
Program Website: