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Secondary Education - STEM, M.A.

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  • 24 months
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The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education STEM 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 required GaPSC-approved Content Pedagogy Assessment and GACE Content Assessments lead to eligibility for Level 5 induction certification. 

The program for secondary certification in grades 6-12 prepares candidates to effectively teach in one of the following content areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Math, or Physics. 

This innovative model of teacher education is patterned after a medical clinical model with embedded clinical experiences and a three-year residency. The STEM M.A.T. closes the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge by focusing on STEM teaching and learning.


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

  • Demonstrate the ability to promote an interdisciplinary perspective using the following STEM reasoning modalities: complex adaptive systems, computational reasoning, model-based reasoning, quantitative reasoning and evidence-based claims.
  • Design and implement a developmentally appropriate interdisciplinary STEM curriculum.
  • Demonstrate competency in developing and implementing a wide variety of formative and summative assessment strategies.
  • Utilize effective teaching pedagogy to make connections among academic knowledge, STEM practices and contextual influences on the students, school and community.
  • Engage in reflective practice and self-assessment of pedagogy and find opportunities to grow professionally and develop emerging leadership qualities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to foster relationships with school colleagues, parents, community and agencies to promote and advocate for the learning and well being of the adolescent.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Exceptional Learners
  • Foundations of Education and History of STEM
  • Adolescent Development & Learning in Context
  • Curriculum, Instruction, & Planning in Context for SEC

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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

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

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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