2022-2023 Brenau University Catalog 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Brenau University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education (M.A.T.)

The M.A.T. in Early Childhood 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.

All coursework MUST be completed the semester before student teaching or final internship semester.

Clinical Experience (9 - 12 hours)

A total of 9-12 hours of clinical experience is required:  9 hours of student teaching or 12 hours of internship. Choose from student teaching (9 hours) for one semester or the internship experience (12 hours) over several semesters.

Field Experience: Will have field experience in each of the following grade levels: P-K, 1-3 and 4-5 in designated courses. Those courses are noted with the symbol §.


Total Semester Hours Required for Degree: 57 - 60

The difference in hours is dependent on which clinical experience the student chooses.