Master of Arts in Education / Initial Teaching Certification
Georgetown College

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Education degree with initial teaching certification is for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree with content courses in a certifiable major who wish to become a teacher.  The curriculum provides initial teaching certification at the middle or high school levels in biological science, chemistry, physics, English, mathematics, and social studies, and certification for teaching at all grade levels is offered in art, French, German, Spanish, and music.  Required courses include Effective Classroom Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students, Introduction to Special Education, Teaching in a Diverse Society, and History and Philosophy of Education.


  • A certifiable major must be verified by the program director
  • Students must have either a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 on the last 30 hours of coursework
  • Must meet the passing score on either the CASE (formally PPST) test or GRE
  • A bachelors degree
  • Curriculum contract
  • Writing prompt

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges