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MAT Transcript Evaluation

Master of Arts in Teaching Transcript Evaluation

Transcript Evaluation IconApplicants interested in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in the Health and Physical Education, Middle Grades, Secondary, Special Education, and Spanish concentrations will have their transcripts evaluated as part of the application process to ensure content and GPA requirements are satisfied to begin the MAT program. The transcript evaluation will occur when all transcripts are submitted to Graduate Admissions and added to the applicant’s application.

The total hours for the degree are dependent on previous course work you have completed in the area of certification. Prerequisite content course work, based on the transcript evaluation, must be completed as a non-degree student before your admission into the program.

Each concentration area will be listed below with the content and GPA requirements. Use the information below as a guide before applying. Disclaimer: Self-evaluation of your transcripts does not guarantee eligibility to begin the program and only the formal transcript evaluation during the application process will determine this. Program and course requirements can vary based on course substitutions or program director review.

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Dr. Lydia Cross, Director of the Graduate Academic Services Center at gasc@georgiasouthern.edu.

GPA Requirements

All MAT concentrations require applicants to have an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher. Overall GPA is calculated with all grades earned from all institutions, even excluded grades on transcripts. Applicants are encouraged to use GPA calculators found online to calculate their overall GPA if there are any concerns about meeting the overall GPA requirement.All MAT concentrations require applicants to have a content GPA of 2.75. The content GPA is calculated from the specific content related courses.

Health and PE

Applicants interested in the MAT in Health and Physical Education will need to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any field, but will require prerequisite courses in: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab), Motor Learning and Development, and Biophys Foundations of Human Movement. The required GPA for these prerequisite courses must be a 2.75 and overall GPA from all coursework attempted must be 2.50 or higher

Middle Grades

Applicants interested in the MAT in Middle Grades will need to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any field, but will need to satisfy 12-18 hours in prerequisite content courses in two of the following areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Science.Recommended courses are listed below, but some substitutions may be allowed. The required GPA for these prerequisite courses must be a 2.75 and overall GPA from all coursework attempted must be 2.50 or higher.

LANGUAGE ARTS: 12 - 18 Hours as determined by advisor
CourseGradeHrs.Points
READ 4233 Literacy Assessment and Instruction
3

READ 4131 The Teaching of Reading
3
ENGL 5135 Teaching Literature to Middle & Secondary Students. or ENGL 5534 Literature for Adolescents
3
WRIT 3131 Teaching of Writing
3

WRIT 3430 Linguistics and Grammar for Teachers
3

3 additional hours of language arts courses:
3
MATHEMATICS: 12 - 18 Hours as determined by advisor.
CourseGradeHrs.Points
MATH 2010 Problem Solving for K-8 Teachers3

MATH 2008 Foundations of Numbers and Operations
3

MATH 3032 Foundations of Data Analysis and Geometry
3

MATH 5130 Statistics and Probability for K-8 Teachers or any Introduction to Statistics course (STAT 2231 Introduction to Statistics I)
3

MATH 5137 Geometry for K-8 Teachers
3

MATH 5135 Algebraic Connections for K-8 Teachers or MATH 1112 Trigonometry or higher level MATH course
3
SCIENCE: 12 - 18 Hours as determined by advisor in three science areas including biology, chemistry, and physics
CourseGradeHrs.Points

ISCI 2001 Life/Earth Science or GEOL 5230 Earth Science
3

ISCI 2002 Physical Science
3
One lab science sequence.
4

9 additional hours in science including courses selected from biology, chemistry, and physics.
3
3
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE: 12 - 18 Hours as determined by advisor.
CourseGradeHrs.Points
HIST 4130 Georgia History3

GEOG 1130 World Regional Geography
3

ECON 2105 Economics in a Global Society
3

POL 1101 Introduction to American Government
3

HIST 2110 The United States: A Comprehensive Survey
3

HIST 1111 Development of World Civilization or HIST 1112 World History II
3

Secondary Education – Biology

Applicants interested in the MAT in Biology Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in Biology.  Biology content courses’ GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in Biology, 21 semester hours in Biology are required including the following courses as prerequisite courses: Principles of Biology I (with lab), Principles of Biology II (with lab), Evolution and Ecology, Principles of Genetics, Environmental Biology, Microbiology, and Botany.  Substitutions may be allowed and will be considered during the evaluation process.

Secondary Education – Chemistry

Applicants interested in the MAT in Chemistry Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in Chemistry. Chemistry content courses’ GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in Chemistry, 21 semester hours in Chemistry are required including the following courses as prerequisite courses: Principles of Chemistry I (with lab), Principles of Chemistry II (with lab), Organic Chemistry I (with lab), Organic Chemistry II (with lab), Biochemistry I, and Principles of Chemistry Research. Substitutions may be allowed and will be considered during the evaluation process.

Secondary Education – Physics

Applicants interested in the MAT in Physics Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in Physics. Physics content courses’ GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in Physics, 21 semester hours in Physics are required including the following courses as prerequisite courses: Principles of Physics I (with lab), Principles of Physics II (with lab), Modern Physics I, Modern Physics II, and an Advanced Lab Course in Physics. Substitutions may be allowed and will be considered during the evaluation process.

Secondary Education – History

Applicants interested in the MAT in History Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in History. History content courses GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in History, 21 semester hours (12 upper division) in History are required.

Secondary Education – Geography

Applicants interested in the MAT in Geography Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in Geography. Geography content courses’ GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in Geography, 21 semester hours (12 upper division) in Geography are required.

Secondary Education – Political Science

Applicants interested in the MAT in Political Science Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in Political Science. Political Science content courses’ GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in Political Science, 21 semester hours (12 upper division) in Political Science are required.

Secondary Education – Economics

Applicants interested in the MAT in Economics Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in Economics. Economics content courses’ GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in Economics, 21 semester hours (12 upper division) in Economics are required.

Secondary Education – Business

Applicants interested in the MAT in Business Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in Business. Business content courses’ GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in Business, 21 semester hours (12 upper division) in Business are required. Accounting and other Business related courses may be used as substitutes.

Secondary Education – English

Applicants interested in the MAT in English Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in English. English content courses’ GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in English, 21 semester hours (12 upper division) in English are required.

Secondary Education – Mathematics

Applicants interested in the MAT in Mathematics Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in Mathematics. Mathematics content courses’ GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in Mathematics, 21 semester hours in Mathematics are required including the following courses as prerequisite courses: Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Linear Algebra, College Geometry, History of Mathematics, Number Theory, and Statistics/Probability.

Spanish Education

Applicants interested in the MAT in Spanish Education satisfy all content required if they hold a degree in Spanish. Content GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

If the applicant holds a degree in another field, but wishes to become certified in Spanish Education, the applicant must have 21 upper division semester hours (3000 level courses and above) in SPAN (Spanish) content courses.

Special Education

Applicants interested in Special Education must satisfy a 15 semester hour content block in one of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, reading, science or social science for those who anticipate teaching at the elementary and middle grades level. Applicants who anticipate teaching at the high school level will have additional certification requirements which include 21 semester hours of upper division content in the one of the areas in: language arts, mathematics, reading, science or social science. Content GPA must be 2.75 and overall GPA (all courses taken) must be 2.50 or higher.

Last updated: 5/31/2018

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