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Middle Grades Education, M.A.T.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Doraville, GA, United States
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Middle Grades Education is intended for those who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking initial certification at the master's level. Successful completion of the M.A.T. program of study and passing scores on the appropriate GaPSC-approved Content Pedagogy Assessment and GACE Content Assessments lead to eligibility for  induction certification. 

Overview

The program is designed to offer a comprehensive study of the specialized skills needed to teach and support students in grades 4-8. The program offers a wide scope of course content that focuses on theoretical and pedagogical issues while incorporating research, assessment, and technology integration. Diverse field experiences throughout the program help to prepare teachers to support the diverse needs of students. 

The program is designed for: recent college graduates with degrees in fields other than education; re-careering professionals; paraprofessionals who have bachelor's degrees; teachers who hold non-renewable certificates and who want to earn Clear Renewable master's level certificate; and teacher candidates from a wide variety of academic majors who are interested in earning both initial certification and a master's level teaching certificate. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to: 

  • Understand the social, behavioral, emotional, cognitive and physical characteristics and needs of the preadolescent student
  • Understand how students differ in their approaches to learning and how the learning environment can be adapted to meet the diverse needs of middle grades
  • Design and implement an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum for at least two content concentration areas that considers the social, behavioral, emotional, cognitive and physical nature and needs of middle grades students. 
  • Develop and implement a wide variety of formative and summative assessment strategies 
  • Integrate research based strategies and instructional technology effectively into all components of the middle school curriculum.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Education
  • Planning & Organizing Instruction in MG
  • Adolescent Development & Learning
  • Teaching Exceptional Learners

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit a completed application along with application fee. 
  • Must submit a minimum of two, but preferably three letters of recommendation for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an ABET accredited program, but applicants will be considered with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent internationally.
  • Submit GRE score on the general section of the test. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    610 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 610 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    610 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 610 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Doraville

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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