The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree leads to initial certification of well-qualified candidates. The MAT is standards-based and meets the requirements of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and the Georgia Board of Regents. Our innovative teacher preparation programs respond to state needs and contribute to the learning and achievement of Georgia’s increasingly diverse public school population. The responsibility for teacher education is shared by faculty in the College of the Arts, Bagwell College of Education, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Science and Mathematics, and the Graduate College, in collaboration with master teachers and administrators in local schools.
Course work emphasizes scholarly rigor through research-based practices and engagement in a variety of field-based projects, as well as supervised clinical experiences. Technology and multicultural considerations are infused throughout the programs. This master’s degree lead to initial certification and is not appropriate for teachers who already hold clear, renewable certificates.
*Individual programs have additional admission requirements. See “Additional Admission Requirements” in each of the following programs section which follow.
*International applicants have additional requirements. See Graduate Admission section of this catalog.
Qualified KSU undergraduate students may qualify for the ABM Degree option. Contact the program coordinator listed in the specific degree areas below for more information and refer to the section of the graduate catalog that describes the requirements for consideration.
The requirements for completion of the Masters of Arts in Teaching include:
Other courses may count in the Teaching Field areas with the approval of the advisor.