Middle Grades Education M.A.T.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree with a major in Middle Grades Education provides initial teacher preparation at the master's degree level for qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. The core program is designed for college graduates whose undergraduate degrees did not include professional education preparation.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades Education requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of coursework. The degree program must be completed within six years, beginning with the initial date of coursework. Students may be required to take additional semester hours in order to qualify for certification in a particular content area per the PSC rule of 15 hours of coursework in the content area. 

  • GPA Requirement:
    • Option 1: Applicants who have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 from a regionally accredited university may be considered for unconditional admission to College of Education graduate programs  OR
    • Option 2: Applicants who have an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 from a regionally accredited university may be considered for admission to a College of Education graduate program should the undergraduate GPA from the last 60 hours of coursework be equal to, or greater than 2.75.
  • Official copies of all transcripts
  • Resume
  • Verification of Immunization
  • GACE Program Admission Assessment (or qualifying Professional Standards Commission exemption such as minimum scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE, Praxis, and other state tests). Professionally certified educators (valid or expired) who enroll in initial preparation programs for the purpose of adding a new field of certification are not required to meet the Program Admission Assessment requirement.
  • Testing document showing completion of GACE 350 – Program Entry Ethics
  • Completion of the Pre-Service Application  


This program is fully online program except for field work in a school local to the student.

Note: Based on the applicants’ completion of content classes as determined by the applicants’ transcripts, additional content courses may be required during the program. For middle grades education certification, 15 hours of math and 15 hours of science credit beyond general education courses are required. Six hours of math content (MAED 5001 & 5002) and six hours of science content (BIOL 5012, PHSC 5012) are included in the program and count toward this requirement. EDMG 5001 Professional Seminar and Field Studies and EDMG 6242 STEM Methods are also part of the program and count toward this requirement.

Program of Study

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Dr. Nancy Mizelle
Program Coordinator
Room 126

Ms. Parris Story
Graduate Director
CBX 70 Georgia College
217A Kilpatrick Education Center
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-1383  Fax: 478-445-6582

John H. Lounsbury College of Education
202A Kilpatrick Education Center  |  Campus Box 70
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-7368
Fax: (478) 445-6582