Georgia Southern University

College of Education

M.A.T. Teaching (initial teacher certification)


Office of Admissions

Statesboro, GA 30458

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.T. - Master of Arts in Teaching

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) leads to initial teaching certification and a master’s degree for those persons who hold a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution.  There are four study concentrations based on educational background and career goals:

Study Concentration 1:  Secondary Education certification (6-12) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in English, business, mathematics, history, geography, economics, political science, chemistry, biology, geology, physics, child and family development, fashion merchandising and apparel design, hotel and restaurant management, nutrition and food science, interior design, home economics, housing and consumer economics, or related field.

Study Concentration 2:  Middle Grades certification (4-8) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree.  Candidates will complete two teaching concentrations from language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics.

Study Concentration 3:  Special Education certification (P-12) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in counseling, child and family development, English, mathematics, psychology, science, social science, or a closely-related field.

Study Concentration 4:  P-12 Education certification for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in Spanish.

The Concentration in Special Education (#3) is the only concentration available fully online with a tuition rate of $400 USD per credit hour.



International Student Requirements:

11. International applicants and U.S. citizens whose native language is not English must demonstrate competence in English. applicants must take and pass the TOEFL and post a score of at least 80 (internet-based test, IBT), 213 (computer-based test) or 550 (paper-based test) on the TOEFL. The official TOEFL score may not be more than two years old.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36 to 51

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $295/credit hr. for #1, 2, and 4. (#3 is $400/hr USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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