Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 
    Oct 02, 2023  
Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education, M.A.T., Concentrations in Secondary Education: Biology, Broad Field Science, Business Education, Chemistry, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, and Political Science

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The Master of Arts in Teaching is available for those who would like to add a Georgia Educator Certificate to an existing undergraduate degree. The MAT in Teacher Education is delivered primarily online, with field experiences in public schools, and leads to a master’s degree with teaching certification in grades 6-12. The program is a good fit for those who are career changers, provisionally-certified teachers, or recent college graduates. Refer to the College of Education Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education website for GaPSC-approved undergraduate degrees and their associated content fields in secondary education.

For admission, students must have an approved undergraduate degree with a 2.7 GPA; must complete the required Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment; and must pass the GACE Content Assessment in their selected teaching field. No GRE required. There are field experiences required in select courses and one full semester of student teaching is required.

Internship: 6 Hours

Comprehensive Examination: 0 Hours

Total Professional Education Courses: 30 Hours

+These courses are taught 95-100% online.

* Strategies course must match primary content area.


Program Notes

  1. All candidates must take and pass a field experience orientation the semester prior to enrolling in a course with a field experience component. The orientation is conducted through the course SEED 6111.
  2. Upon completion of 15 credit hours in the MAT program, or during the semester of enrollment in the strategies course and SEED 6260, candidates will be required to schedule an on-campus dispositional review conference with the SEED program coordinator, a SEED faculty member, and a representative from the Office of Field Experiences. Available time slots for the SEED MAT Review Conference will be posted in advance and filled on a first-come basis. This benchmark must be successfully cleared prior to enrollment in subsequent semesters; an unsatisfactory review may result in a Professional Growth Plan or termination from the program.
  3. With the advisor’s permission, up to nine semester hours of credit may be transferred to UWG from an accredited institution. Transfer credit must carry at least a grade of B. SEED 7291 and 7291-L, the instructional strategies course and SEED 6260, and SEED 7288 and 7289 must be done at UWG. Candidates must have a 3.0 to enroll in the student teaching internship courses.
  4. Six hours of content has to match the GACE content area exam.
  5. Content courses must be taken in the area of certification. Content courses have Arts and Sciences prefixes unless a substitution is approved by an advisor. Content pedagogy courses with a SEED prefix and a focus in the area of certification may be used to satisfy this requirement.
  6. Students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in graduate coursework.
  7. Students must meet all requirements imposed by the Office of Graduate Studies, the College of Education, and the Department of Early Childhood Through Secondary Education. 
  8. All candidates must take and pass a comprehensive examination during their last semester of the program. The exam is administered through the course SEED 6200.
  9. It is the candidate’s responsibility to apply for graduation in a timely manner.

Advising Notes

English Note: The Georgia Professional Standards Commission requires that all English education majors take or have had a young adult literature course in order to be certified.

History Note: The Georgia Professional Standards Commission requires that all history education majors take or have had a Georgia history course in order to be certified.

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