icon for graduate degrees English Education M.A.T.

The English Education program provides initial teacher certification if you have an interest in teaching secondary English language arts (grades 6-12). The program’s underlying framework is constructivism, which suggests that human beings create knowledge through acting on their environment and interacting with other humans.  The program is a cohort program that encourages and supports planning, teaching and reflection with colleagues who are committed to excellence in urban English education.

Course description and classes

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Student Resources

All initial teacher preparation program candidates must pass a state mandated teacher performance assessment, the edTPA, at the end of their programs in order to become certified in Georgia. The teacher performance assessment is designed to measure a candidate’s ability to help all students learn. Teacher candidates are required to demonstrate knowledge and skills in planning, teaching, assessing and analyzing student learning. Please see as follows the number of teacher candidates who passed the edTPA out of the total number of candidates who successfully submitted the edTPA in the program, subject-specific area.

Secondary English Language Arts - 18/18

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Program Contacts

TEEMS Information:
Program Coordinator:
Dr. Michelle Zoss

Graduate Admissions Information

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