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Department of Childhood and
Exceptional Student Education
University Hall 269
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Early Childhood Education (Initial Certification)
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education is designed for individuals seeking Georgia teacher certification as an elementary school teacher (pre-school through fifth grade). The program is suitable for individuals with an undergraduate major in any discipline.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree who wish to secure earn a graduate degree with teacher certification. The MAT also is for individuals who hold a teaching certificate and wish to change certification fields, thereby requiring certification in the new field.
A full-time, semester-long, field-based graduate internship is under the tutelage of a university supervisor. This internship cannot begin until all other required courses have been completed.
Most courses are offered face-to-face at night and some courses are available online. Some courses require field experience. Not all courses are offered every semester. For example, the internship is offered only during the fall and spring semesters and during the day – when schools are in session. (Please check the Class Schedule Listing on the Armstrong Web site to see course information for the upcoming semester.)