Master Blended

Elementary Education

Mercer University

18 months
7560 USD/year
7560 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education program at Mercer University  is designed to prepare individuals for initial teacher certification with the specialized skills and knowledge to teach students in grades Pre-K through 5. 


Key facts

Diverse field experiences throughout the program prepare teachers to support the needs of young children by focusing on theoretical and pedagogical issues in the classroom through research, assessment, and technology integration.

Upon program completion, Mercer graduates are prepared to be dynamic educators and reflective professionals who understand and support effective and dynamic elementary learning environments. Successful completion of the program and passing scores on the appropriate Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)-approved Content Pedagogy Assessment and Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Content Assessments lead to eligibility for Level 5 certification.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education program at Mercer University is designed for:

  • Individuals entering the teaching profession
  • Paraprofessionals who have bachelor’s degrees
  • Teachers who hold non-renewable certificates and who are seeking to earn a Clear Renewable master’s level certificate
  • Teacher candidates from a wide variety of academic majors who are interested in earning both initial certification and a master’s-level teaching certificate
  • The M.A.T. in Elementary Education is offered at Mercer’s Atlanta and Henry County locations in a blended format. Coursework is scheduled in a blended combination of in-person and online meetings. Classes meet in eight-week terms at the Henry County location and in 16-week terms during fall and spring semesters on the Atlanta campus. All students will also complete daytime field experiences.

Day field experience requirement

  • During the program, students will apply classroom knowledge and benefit from hands-on field experiences. Students will complete a sequentially planned series of field experiences in diverse settings and meet cluster requirements of the program. 
  • If students are currently on a provisional license, they can complete this item in their own classroom. View program requirements to learn more. Field experiences are coordinated through the Office of Field Placement.

Expand your knowledge

Through program curriculum, students will gain knowledge in:

  • Understanding the social, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and physical characteristics and needs of young children
  • Understanding how students differ in their approaches to learning and how the learning environment can be adapted to meet diverse needs of young children
  • Designing and implementing an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Developing and implementing a wide variety of assessment strategies
  • Integrate research-based strategies and instructional technology effectively into all components of the elementary education curriculum

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Essential Elements of Elementary Literacy
  • Creating an Elementary Literate Environment
  • Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Education: Number Sense and Operations
  • Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Education: Geometry, Measurement and Data Analysis
  • Teaching of Science and Health in Elementary Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • Atlanta: January, March, May, August, October
  • Henry County: May and August


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • $25 Non-refundable Application Fee ($50 for international applicants)
  • Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Former and current Mercer University students need not request a Mercer University transcript. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3780 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    7560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3780 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Doraville

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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