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icon for graduate degrees Middle Level Education M.A.T.

The M.A.T. major in Middle Level Education provides initial teacher certification for individuals with interest in teaching middle level students: (grades 4-8).

The Middle Level Education program prepares teachers in two areas of concentration. Participants in the Middle Level Education program must choose one of the concentration areas available: Language Arts and Social Studies education OR Mathematics and Science education.

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Course description and classes

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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. Most of our Middle Level candidates pass the edTPA:

Middle Level English Language Arts - 18/18
Middle Level History/Social Studies - 9/9
Middle Level Mathematics - 21/21
Middle Level Science - 7/8

TEEMS Information:
TEEMS@gsu.edu
404-413-8341
Program Coordinator(s):
Language Arts/Social Studies Concentration:
Dr. Chantee Earl — cearl@gsu.edu
Mathematics/Science Concentration
Dr. Morgin Jones Williams — mjones137@gsu.edu

For information about application steps, requirements and deadlines for graduate school, visit our extensive Graduate Admissions Information page.