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

Program Details

The online MAT in Secondary Education degree program from Georgia College and State University is designed for college graduates whose undergraduate degrees did not include professional education preparation. The curriculum prepares students for certification to teach in grades 6-12 in the fields of Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, and Political Science; and for certification to teach in grades P-12 in Art, Health Education, French, and Spanish. Infused in all coursework and field experiences are five strands of study: 

  • Technology in the classroom
  • Classroom inquiry
  • Specific content area applications
  • Teaching literacy skills
  • Diversity issues in the classroom, including exceptionalities


  • 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