MAT Blended

Elementary Education

University of Georgia

24 months
25186 USD/year
25186 USD/year
8878 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Teaching program in Elementary Education at the University of Georgia is designed for individuals seeking initial teacher certification in grades PK-5. 


The Elementary Education program at the University of Georgia blends theory and practice grounded in our shared philosophy of critical pedagogy. We prepare teacher-leaders who are capable of engaging culturally and linguistically diverse children, families, and communities.

The Summer-to-Summer program (four semesters) is flexible, accessible, and designed for working adults. The program offers online and face-to-face courses in content areas such as language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science, as well as courses in educational theory and practice; equity, access, and inclusion; bilingual reading strategies; integrating curriculum and assessment; culturally responsive teaching and environments; and critical arts-based pedagogies. The MAT program offers theoretically and clinically rich experiences in diverse environments that encourage teachers to develop their identity as thought leaders and agents of change.

We are seeking education professionals and others with a passion for teaching, a wealth of experience, and a drive to engage children and young people in Georgia and beyond.


  • Ranked in the top 10 elementary teacher education programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • Designed with working adults in mind and can be completed summer-to-summer in as little as four semesters
  • Small cohorts allow one-on-one and small group mentorship and supervision
  • Program includes clinically rich field experiences in schools and classrooms aligned with our core mission and values
  • Endorsements such as the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) may be included in program of study
  • Programme Structure


    • Learning Ecologies I: Equity, Access, & Inclusion in Context 
    • Elementary Education Theory & Practice 
    • Inclusion of Students with Special Needs: PreK- 5 
    • Survey of Reading Instruction Pre-K- 12 
    • Arithmetic & Problem Solving
    • Literacy Strategies for Bilingual Learners

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    49 alternative credits



    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    The MAT in Elementary Education accepts applicants for summer admission. Eligible applications must have a bachelor’s degree and a 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale cumulative GPA. While completing your Graduate School application, please complete the following sections:

    • Program selection (Athens, MAT, summer)
    • Personal background, citizenship, and residency
    • Educational background and additional information (upload unofficial transcripts)
    • Test scores (3.0 or above GPA to waive entrance exam)*
    • Resume and statement of purpose (see guidance for resume and narrative in FAQs)
    • Honor code and privacy policy
    • Payment selection (application fee)
    • Crucial data
    • For all other sections enter "not applicable"
    • Review and submit

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      25186 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12593 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      25186 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12593 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      8878 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 4439 USD per semester during 24 months.

    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.


    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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