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Master of Arts in Teaching

The University of North Georgia offers a Master of Arts in teaching designed for individuals who possess degrees in majors other than education and wish to become initially certified in teaching fields comparable to their undergraduate degrees.

UNG offers Master of Arts in teaching programs in the following teaching fields:

  • Middle Grades certification with concentration(s) in
    • Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Science
  • Health & PE Education (P-12)  
  • Secondary Education - English (6-12)
  • Secondary Education - History (6-12)
  • Secondary Education - Mathematics (6-12)

History, Mathematics, and Physical Education coursework is offered 100% online. English and Middle Grades Education coursework is offered in the hybrid format with a combination of online and face-to-face courses. All MAT programs require you to complete in person field experiences.

Applicants certified in Georgia should verify with their employer or the GaPSC whether the advanced degree leads to a certificate upgrade or pay increase. The GaPSC provides the Certificate Upgrade Advisor to assist with this process. Out-of-state applicants should also verify with their employer or certification body to verify certificate upgrades.

Application & Supporting Documents Deadline

Summer - February 1
Note: All application materials are to be received prior to the deadline. If program capacity is met prior to established admission deadlines, we will stop accepting applications for admission and cancel remaining incomplete applicants. Completing your application earlier is better.

MAT Program Quick Facts

  • Program length 39 credit hours
  • Cohort starts summer session
  • Includes initial teaching certification
  • GACE tests required
  • Education coursework completed online
  • Full time internship August - May during the first year
  • Advanced content is the focus of the second year

How to Apply to the MAT Program

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Degree Seeking Regular

Requirements

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • GRE General Test score not less than 301 verbal and quantitative scores combined) or a score not less than 391 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). You may EXEMPT the GRE or MAT with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures or with a master’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Note: Only test scores less than five years old will be considered.

Requirements due by February 1

  • Passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment. You may EXEMPT GACE Program Admission assessment with:
    • SAT score of 1,000 (verbal and mathematics scores combined) or
    • ACT score of 43 (English and mathematics scores combined) or
    • GRE score of not less than 297 (verbal and quantitative scores combined) 
  • Professional score of 250 on GACE Content assessments. If you are pursuing middle grades initial certification, you must obtain a professional score of 250 on two of the five middle grades program assessments (middle grades language arts, middle grades mathematics, middle grades reading, middle grades science, and middle grades social science).
  • Completion of the Georgia Educator Ethics Exit (test 360) assessment.

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions. Please request a transcript from each institution attended.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Depending on the transcript service you are using, grads@ung.edu may not be an available option. You may then select any admissions or undergraduate admissions @ung.edu address. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average. Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions. Applicants who have received degrees outside of the United States may be required to submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants will be notified if a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score is required. If required, scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Personal copies and photocopies are NOT accepted. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years from the test date. Required minimum scores are, TOEFL internet based - 79, TOEFL computer based test - 213, TOEFL paper based test - 550, IELTS - 6.5.
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) currently accepts transcript credential reports from four specified agencies. For more details, review the GaPSC website.
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG and then attended another institution, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.
  • Create your account at www.mypsc.gapsc.org.
    1. Click Register.
    2. Create a Profile.
    3. Click Assessment tab.
    4. Locate Select an Assessment. Choose your test from the drop-down menu. Do not click Add until you select the reason for taking a GACE assessment.
    5. Select the reason for taking a GACE assessment:
    Post-bac, MAT, or other graduate level candidates should select Option 3 - I am seeking admission to/enrollment in a Georgia post-baccalaureate/certification only program or to satisfy an employer requirement.
    6. Return to the Assessment.
    7. Click Add.
    8. Type Yes in the box.
    9. Click Finish.
    Be sure to note the Georgia Cert ID. This can be found right under your name (top right corner of the screen). Georgia Cert ID is required when registering for a GACE test at www.gace.ets.org.
  • Select University of North Georgia as a recipient of your official score results. Official scores are received directly from the testing service.
    • GACE Program Admission assessment.
      Consider taking an institutional ACT through the UNG Testing Center www.ung.edu/testing, if you are unable to exempt GACE Program Admission assessment or if a test date for the GACE Program Admission assessment is not available that would have your results posted by the February 1 Graduate Admissions application deadline.
    • GACE Content assessments.
      Professional score of 250 on GACE Content assessments. If you are pursuing middle grades initial certification, you must obtain a professional score of 250 on two of four middle grades program assessments (middle grades language arts, middle grades mathematics, middle grades science, and middle grades social science).
    • Georgia Educator Ethics Exit (test 360) assessment.
      Available online at www.gace.ets.org.  Print certificate of completion and email to Graduate Admissions, grads@ung.edu.

Submit official GRE General Test score report or official MAT score report if your undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 but at least a 2.75 calculated in accordance with Graduate admission procedures and you do not hold a master’s in another field.

  • University of North Georgia’s institutional code is 5497 for submitting official GRE General Test. 
  • University of North Georgia’s institutional code is 1111 for submitting official MAT.
Only test scores less than five years old will be considered.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Submit a birth certificate or Georgia driver’s license to enable UNG to determine eligibility.
  • Must be a resident of Georgia and 62 years of age or older at the time of registration.
  • May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees.

Degree Seeking Irregular

Applicants may be granted irregular status for the following deficiencies:

Applicants who have not completed any determined content courses as outlined above may be granted irregular status for their first semester in order to complete additional content courses.

Applicants who have not submitted GACE Content assessments with a professional score of 250, or who have a cumulative grade point average between 2.75 and 3.00 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures and have not taken the GRE General Test or MAT, or whose GACE Content assessments, GRE, or MAT scores are not on file by February 1, may be considered for irregular admission status.

  • Student admission status will be changed to regular admission status upon receipt of satisfactory completion of outstanding testing requirements.
  • Student's application will be canceled if a satisfactory required test score is not received by Graduate Admissions by May 15. Students will not be allowed to begin the program for the semester accepted with irregular admission status and will be encouraged to reapply for the next available cohort.
  • Regular admission is required for financial aid.

Requirements due by February 1

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • Passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment. You may EXEMPT GACE Program Admission assessment with:
    • SAT score of 1,000 (English and mathematics scores combined) or
    • ACT score of 43 (mathematics and verbal scores combined) or
    • GRE score of not less than 297 (verbal and quantitative scores combined)
  • Completion of the Georgia Educator Ethics Exit (test 360) assessment.

Additional requirements due by May 15

  • GRE General Test score not less than 301 verbal and quantitative scores combined or a score not less than 391 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required if unable to exempt with undergraduate GPA. Only GRE or MAT scores less than five years old will be considered.
  • Professional score of 250 on GACE Content assessments. If pursing middle grades initial certification, you must obtain a professional score of 250 on two of the five middle grades GACE Content assessments (middle grades language arts, middle grades mathematics, middle grades reading, middle grades science, and middle grades social science).

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions. Please request a transcript from each institution attended.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Depending on the transcript service you are using, grads@ung.edu may not be an available option. You may then select any admissions or undergraduate admissions @ung.edu address. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average. Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions. Applicants who have received degrees outside of the United States may be required to submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants will be notified if a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score is required. If required, scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Personal copies and photocopies are NOT accepted. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years from the test date. Required minimum scores are, TOEFL internet based - 79, TOEFL computer based test - 213, TOEFL paper based test - 550, IELTS - 6.5.
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) currently accepts transcript credential reports from four specified agencies. For more details, review the GaPSC website.
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG and then attended another institution, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.
  • Create your account at www.mypsc.gapsc.org.
    1. Click Register.
    2. Create a Profile.
    3. Click Assessment tab.
    4. Locate Select an Assessment. Choose your test from the drop-down menu. Do not click Add until you select the reason for taking a GACE assessment.
    5. Select the reason for taking a GACE assessment:
    Post-bac, MAT, or other graduate level candidates should select Option 3 - I am seeking admission to/enrollment in a Georgia post-baccalaureate/certification only program or to satisfy an employer requirement.
    6. Return to the Assessment.
    7. Click Add.
    8. Type Yes in the box.
    9. Click Finish.
    Be sure to note the Georgia Cert ID. This can be found right under your name (top right corner of the screen). Georgia Cert ID is required when registering for a GACE test at www.gace.ets.org.
  • Select University of North Georgia as a recipient of your official score results. Official scores are received directly from the testing service.
    • GACE Program Admission assessment.
      Consider taking an institutional ACT through the UNG Testing Center www.ung.edu/testing, if you are unable to exempt GACE Program Admission assessment or if a test date for the GACE Program Admission assessment is not available that would have your results posted by the February 1 Graduate Admissions application deadline.
    • GACE Content assessments.
      Professional score of 250 on GACE Content assessments. If you are pursuing middle grades initial certification, you must obtain a professional score of 250 on two of four middle grades program assessments (middle grades language arts, middle grades mathematics, middle grades science, and middle grades social science).
    • Georgia Educator Ethics Exit (test 360) assessment.
      Available online at www.gace.ets.org.  Print certificate of completion and email to Graduate Admissions, grads@ung.edu.

Submit official GRE General Test score report or official MAT score report if your undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 but at least a 2.75 calculated in accordance with Graduate admission procedures and you do not hold a master’s in another field.

  • University of North Georgia’s institutional code is 5497 for submitting official GRE General Test. 
  • University of North Georgia’s institutional code is 1111 for submitting official MAT.
Only test scores less than five years old will be considered.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Submit a birth certificate or Georgia driver’s license to enable UNG to determine eligibility.
  • Must be a resident of Georgia and 62 years of age or older at the time of registration.
  • May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees.

Degree Seeking Provisional

A candidate whose application is denied because the grade point average is below the minimum requirement for the program or because an acceptable test score (GRE or MAT) was not earned has the right to appeal the decision. Applicants may be granted provisional admission pending a successful admission appeal.  See Appeal of Graduate Admission.

Provisional degree-seeking students

  • may register for a maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credit.
  • will be reviewed to determine eligibility for regular admission following completion of the first semester.
  • are not eligible for federal financial aid while enrolled in courses as a provisional student.
  • will not be allowed to continue in the program if a grade of C or lower is earned in any graduate course.
  • may apply for readmission after three semesters from the date removed from the program because of a deficient grade by submitting a new application to Graduate Admissions with a letter addressed to the program coordinator requesting readmission.

Non-Degree

An applicant interested in taking graduate courses in specific content areas, but not interested in pursuing a graduate degree, may apply as a non-degree graduate student.

Requirements

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • Pre-approval from the College of Education before enrolling in courses.

Non-degree application deadlines

  • Summer, May 1
  • Fall, August 1
  • Spring, December 1

Non-degree students

  • may register for no more than twelve semester hours of graduate credit.
  • will not be allowed to continue in the graduate level education courses if a grade of C or lower in any graduate course is earned.
  • may apply for readmission after three semesters from the date removed from the program because of a deficient grade by submitting a new application to Graduate Admissions with a letter addressed to the program coordinator requesting readmission.
  • are not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • must submit a new application to Graduate Admissions and meet all program admission requirements to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at UNG.

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions. Please request a transcript from each institution attended.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Depending on the transcript service you are using, grads@ung.edu may not be an available option. You may then select any admissions or undergraduate admissions @ung.edu address. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average. Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions. Applicants who have received degrees outside of the United States may be required to submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants will be notified if a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score is required. If required, scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Personal copies and photocopies are NOT accepted. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years from the test date. Required minimum scores are, TOEFL internet based - 79, TOEFL computer based test - 213, TOEFL paper based test - 550, IELTS - 6.5.
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) currently accepts transcript credential reports from four specified agencies. For more details, review the GaPSC website.
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG and then attended another institution, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Submit a birth certificate or Georgia driver’s license to enable UNG to determine eligibility.
  • Must be a resident of Georgia and 62 years of age or older at the time of registration.
  • May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees.

Transient

Students may not enroll in 5000-level MAT courses in a transient status.

All International

An international student is someone who has not been granted or does not have U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency. In order for these students to study in the United States, they must obtain an F-1 visa.

International applicants must enroll for at least nine hours per semester, excluding summer semester and may only enroll in up to three hours of online (distance education) coursework per semester.  International applicants must be accepted as degree-seeking. The MAT courses are offered as partial online/partial face-to-face. 

In addition, the MAT does not offer nine hours each semester.  Therefore, the Master of Arts in Teaching program is NOT available to international applicants who must be issued an F-1 visa by UNG to enter the United States to attend school.

Appeal of Graduate Admission

A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision. A written letter of appeal must include strong evidence to support the basis for your appeal. The appeal should consist of information beyond what was previously submitted in your admissions file and detail your ability to be successful in graduate studies.

  • Students whose appeals are granted will be admitted as provisional students.
  • Students are not eligible for financial aid while taking courses under a provisional admission status.
  • Students may not appeal for regular admission.

Email your letter of appeal as a pdf attachment to grads@ung.edu.

More Information About the Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Am I "Content Ready"?

  • If you are seeking initial teaching certification in a teaching field not associated with your undergraduate degree, submit a copy of your undergraduate transcript to the College of Education Graduate office for evaluation by an academic advisor for content courses.
  • Applicants accepted into the MAT program must satisfy the required GACE Subject Tests before the start of the program.  Consult the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website for required subject tests.

Criteria for Evaluation of Transcripts

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree requires that candidates have completed teaching content requirements prior to being admitted into the program. Below are two methods to determine whether a candidate meets the content requirement.

  • No additional content is required if the applicant has a degree in or directly related to the area in which the applicant is seeking initial certification. For example, an applicant with a History degree seeking initial certification to teach History, has completed GACE I (or the equivalent), and has completed pedagogy and content in GACE II.
  • In consultation with the COE Graduate Office, an applicant with a degree in a content field not related to the area in which certification is being sought may be required to take additional content courses prior to admission into the MAT program (example, an applicant has a Psychology degree and is seeking initial certification to teach Biology).

Irregular Admission

Applicants who have not submitted GACE Content assessments with a professional score of 250, or who have a cumulative grade point average between 2.75 and 3.00 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admission procedures and have not taken the GRE or MAT, or whose GACE Content assessments, GRE, or MAT scores are not on file by February 27, may be considered for irregular admission status.

  • Student admission status will be changed to regular admission status upon receipt of satisfactory completion of outstanding testing requirements.
  • Student's application will be canceled if a satisfactory required test score is not received by Graduate Admissions by May 15. Students will not be allowed to begin the program for the semester accepted with irregular admission status and will be encouraged to reapply for the next available cohort.
  • Regular admission is required for financial aid.

Requirements due by February 1

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admission procedures.
  • Passing scores on the GACE Program Admission assessment. You may EXEMPT GACE Program Admission assessment with:
  • SAT score of 1,000 (English and mathematics scores combined) or
  • ACT score of 43 (mathematics and verbal scores combined) or
  • GRE score of not less than 297 (verbal and quantitative scores combined) if taken on or after August 1, 2011 (1,030 (verbal and quantitative scores combined) if taken prior to August 1, 2011).
  • Completion of the Georgia Educator Ethics Program Entry assessment.

Additional requirements due by May 15

  • General Record Exam (GRE) score not less than 301 verbal and quantitative scores combined if taken on or after August 1, 2011 (not less than 900 prior to August 1, 2011) or a score not less than 391 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required if unable to exempt with undergraduate GPA. Only GRE or MAT scores less than five years old will be considered.
  • Professional score of 250 on GACE Content assessments. If pursing middle grades initial certification, you must obtain a professional score of 250 on two of the five middle grades GACE Content assessments (middle grades language arts, middle grades mathematics, middle grades reading, middle grades science, and middle grades social science).

Provisional Admission

A candidate whose application is denied because the grade point average is below the minimum requirement for the program or because an acceptable test score (GRE or MAT) was not earned has the right to appeal the decision. Applicants may be granted provisional admission pending a successful admission appeal.  See Appeal of Graduate Admission. 

Provisional degree-seeking students

  • may register for a maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credit.
  • will be reviewed to determine eligibility for regular admission following completion of the first semester.
  • are not eligible for federal financial aid while enrolled in courses as a provisional student.
  • will not be allowed to continue in the program if a grade of C or lower is earned in any graduate course.
  • may apply for readmission after three semesters from the date removed from the program because of a deficient grade by submitting a new application to Graduate Admissions with a letter addressed to the program coordinator requesting readmission.

Course Information and Dates

Program of Study - 39 Semester Hours

A program of study must be completed with an advisor before the beginning of the MAT program second semester and submitted to the UNG Registrar’s Office prior to earning 20 hours.

      Summer Year One: 9 Semester Hours

Fall Year One: 6 Semester Hours

Spring Year One:

      Summer Year Two: 3 Semester Hours

    Fall Year Two, and Spring Year Two: 15 Semester Hours

  • Teaching Field Advanced Content(5000 Level or above courses) plus Capstone course the last semester.

Academic Standing Policy

MAT students whose academic performance is unsatisfactory will be subject to the following:

  1. Probation – Student will be placed on probation for any of the following reasons:
    a. Student’s cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0.
    b. Student earns a U or any other grade below B.

    No student may be a candidate for the degree or sit for the comprehensive examination while on probation due to a grade point average below a 3.0. Probation will be removed when the student’s grade point average reaches 3.0 or higher. Only grades of D or F must be repeated in order to receive degree credit. Students who are on probation may not register until advised.
     
  2. Suspension – A student will be placed on suspension for any of the following reasons:
    a. Student earns two grades below B (including U’s).
    b. Student has already served three consecutive terms on academic probation.

    No student may enroll in graduate courses at UNG while on suspension. Courses taken at another institution during the period of suspension will not be recognized for transfer credit. If suspended, a student must apply to Graduate Admissions for readmission. After serving a suspension period of one calendar year, a student seeking to reapply must submit a new application to Graduate Admissions and a letter written to the Dean of the College of Education presenting a rationale for readmission. If readmitted, the student will have the same grade requirements for progress and will be readmitted only upon approval of the Dean and the MAT program facilitator. Readmission will not be considered for students who have received four grades below B (including U’s).

Academic and Professional integrity Policy

At the end of each semester, the program faculty or the MAT program coordinator may intervene to establish a plan of action for any student in the program whose competency is in question for reasons including unprofessional, disruptive, or unethical behavior in the classroom or applied setting. The plan should be signed by the student and the MAT program coordinator with copies forwarded to the Dean of the College of Education.

Academic Integrity

The University of North Georgia recognizes honesty and integrity as being necessary to the academic functioning of the university. UNG graduate students are expected to uphold the university regulations addressed in the Student Code of Conduct, Article 3, Rule 2.

Professional Integrity

The Master of Arts in Teaching program adheres to the university’s definition of professional integrity as described in the Academics section of the Graduate Catalog.

MAT Degree Requirements

Graduation requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree include:

  1. Completion of 39 designated semester hours of study with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher with no more than three grades of C.
  2. Completion of at least 27 semester hours of graduate degree requirements in residence with no more than 12 semester hours of transfer credit.
  3. Completion of all degree-related course requirements, including any transfer credits, within a six-year period. 

Program Questions?

College of Education Graduate Office
706-864-1600
coegrads@ung.edu

Where Could This Program Lead You?

Professional Licensure and Certification

The University of North Georgia offers degree programs that meet the educational requirements students need to apply for professional licensure and certifications in Georgia. The programs may not meet education requirements for licensure or certification in other states.

For additional information, please review the Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure.

Notice Regarding Online Offerings

In compliance with state authorization for the delivery of distance education, UNG online courses, degrees and certificate programs are not available in some states. If you are not a Georgia resident, email onlineapproval@ung.edu to check program availability in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization of online offerings. Other inquiries should be directed to the academic department offering the online program or to Graduate Admissions.

International applicants who will require F-1 status to attend UNG may not apply for part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters) and are allowed only one on-line class per term to count towards full-time enrollment.

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