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The Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary English (MAT)

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.

General Requirements for Admission to Master of Arts in Teaching

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*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.

Accelerated Bachelors to Masters (ABM) Degree Option for the Master of Arts in Teaching

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.

Program Requirements

The requirements for completion of the Masters of Arts in Teaching include:

Professional Sequence - 12 Hours Credits

  • Course
  • EDUC 6250
    Learning about Learners
  • EDUC 6255
    Teaching Learners
  • EDUC 6260
    Learners in Context I
  • EDUC 6265
    Learners in Context II
  • INED 6410
    Foundations and Historical Perspectives in Special Education
  • INED 6411
    A Strength-Based Perspective of Students with Exceptionalities
  • INED 6412
    Effective Instruction for Students with Exceptionalities
  • INED 6421
    Linguistically Diverse Students as Learners
  • INED 6422
    Instruction for Linguistically Diverse Learners
  • INED 6423
    Assessing Linguistically Diverse Learners

Teaching Field-English - 30 Hours Credits

  • Course
  • ENGL 7701
    Pedagogy for Teaching Literature
  • ENGL 7721
    Texts and Contexts in English Language Arts
  • ENGL 7731
    Language Studies in English
  • ENGL 7735
    Introduction to Composition Studies
  • ENGL 7741
    Technology and Media in English and Language Arts
  • ENED 6414
    Teaching Secondary English I
  • ENED 6416
    Teaching Secondary English II
  • ENED 6650
    Yearlong Clinical Experience in ELA I
  • ENED 6660
    Yearlong Clinical Experience in ELA II


Other courses may count in the Teaching Field areas with the approval of the advisor.

Program Total - 42 Credit Hours

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