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Middle Grades Education, M.A.T.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
Our faculty is at the forefront of understanding the unique learning contexts of middle schools and the resources and needs of adolescents. By completing the program in Middle Grades Education at the University of Georgia, you will earn both a master's degree and a teacher certification.


The Middle Grades Education Program at the University of Georgia offers two Masters degree programs. The Master of Education degree (MEd) is for individuals who already hold middle grades (4 through 8) certification. 

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades Education (MAT) is for individuals who wish to gain initial certification along with earning a Masters degree.Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 2.8 undergraduate GPA, a GRE score of at least 850, with a minimum score of 400 on each of the verbal and quantitative subtests, or a Miller Analogies Test score of at least 402. The program starts once a year in the fall semester. For full consideration, applicants should apply by December 1 for the following fall semester. If space is available, faculty will consider applications after the deadline.

Programme Structure

  • The MAT in Middle Grades Education program consists of 78 credit hours. 
  • The program requires full-time study in cohorts that begin in September each year. 
  • The program takes two years to complete, including summer school each year. Required courses are offered only at the Athens campus.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4439 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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