Master of Arts in Teaching / Middle Grades Education
Georgia College & State University

Program Details

The online MAT in Middle Grades Education provides initial teacher preparation (except field experiences) for qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree. The core program is designed for college graduates whose undergraduate degrees did not include professional education preparation. Successful completion of the program leads to a T-5 Georgia Certification in Middle Grades Mathematics and Science. 


  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, with an earned 2.75 or better GPA
  • Two professional recommendations (pdf) using the College of Education format
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Obtain a Georgia pre-service certification, which includes:
    • Obtaining a MyPSC account with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission
    • Submit to a background check and receive acceptable results
    • Pass (or exempt) the GACE Program Admission Assessment (Exemption scores are SAT 1000 or higher; ACT combined English and math 45 or higher)
    • Complete the Ethic 350 Assessment through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission
    • Copy of driver's license or other official identification

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges