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M.A.T. Middle Grades Education Grades 4-8

Can I complete the concentration online?

Yes, the MAT Middle Grades Education concentration is offered as on online program beginning fall 2020.  Please note that during the program, you will be required to complete field experiences including student teaching/internship. All field experience requirements for any MAT program must be completed in the state of Georgia. Some concentrations require practicum placements prior to student teaching or internship semester.  Field experiences for the MAT Concentrations in Secondary Education or Middle Grades Education can occur anywhere in Georgia if you are the teacher of record. If you are not a teacher of record, student teaching will take place within a 70 mile radius of the Georgia Southern University Statesboro or Armstrong campus. Learn more about the program objectives to see if you are READY to become an Eagle Educator!

What background do I need?

The online Middle Grades program is for candidates who already hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and meet content requirements (located here) for one of the following concentrations:

  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics

What certification will I be eligible for upon completion of this concentration?

Upon successful completion of all program requirements and passing the appropriate GACE exam, you will be eligible for Georgia T-5 Middle Grades Certification (grades 4-8). The program is an NCATE accredited, Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved program that is recognized through reciprocity in many other states in the U.S.

Courses and Curriculum


Graduate Academic Services Center
Stacy Davis

Last updated: 7/30/2021