The M.A.T. in Middle Grades Education is an initial certification program designed for candidates who have completed a baccalaureate degree. In addition to all the course requirements, students must pass the Teaching Field Content Exams for academic content area (GACE) prior to placement with a school system to student teach.
§ This course required for admission to Teacher Education. * This symbol is part of the title of the course as this course is applicable to the Liberal Education curriculum as well.
♦ These hours may be applied toward the Reading or Language Arts Concentration.
The major in middle grades education has two areas of content concentration with up to 16 semester hours of content from each of the two disciplines. The primary and secondary concentrations may be selected from language arts, mathematics, reading, science or social studies. Students may not choose Language Arts and Reading.
Total Graduate Semester Hours Required for Degree: 60 - 73
The difference in hours is dependent on which concentrations and clinical experience the student chooses. There can be undergraduate courses applied toward concentration (content) requirements. Undergraduate courses applied toward content requirements taken elsewhere than Brenau are included in the total hours but will not display on the student’s transcript.