Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.): Secondary Math (6-12); Secondary Science - Physics (6-12), Chemistry (6-12), Biology (6-12)


Program Description

NSTA BadgeThe Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree leads to initial certification of well-qualified candidates. Course work emphasizes scholarly rigor through research-based practices and engagement in a variety of field-based projects as well as supervised clinical experiences. 

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 apply all they have learned so that they can impact the learning of all of their students.

Rated overall #5 by Online Master’s DegreeProgram of Study

Mathematics candidates take the 6 credit-hours of advanced perspectives on the school mathematics content.

Admission Requirements 

Must possess the following beyond the general KSU Graduate College Admission Requirements:  

  • Degree – Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution or completion of 18 prerequisite hours that demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge. 
  • Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment – Uploaded to graduate application. Information may be found on the GACE Ethics website. You may print a copy of your completion certification from the GACE Ethics test taker website.
  • Professional Resume – Uploaded to graduate application.  Should document education, any teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities.
  • Reference Forms – Forms and their directions are in the online graduate application. Please do not submit letters of recommendation. Only the forms completed via the graduate application will be accepted. These two forms of recommendation must come from an educational professional or someone who can attest to your abilities to become a successful educator. 
  • Professional Reflections Statement – Uploaded to graduate application.  Should be 1-2 pages and explain what has led to your decision to become an educator. 


Spring - November 1  |  Summer - May 1

Contact Us

For more information about this degree program, please call 470.578.6314 or email Mike Dias  (science) or J. Vince Kirwan (math)

For more information on graduate admissions, please email