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Programs offered:

(Currently enrolled students only) M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education (Grades P-5) Without Recommendation for Initial Certification
(Currently enrolled students only) M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education (Grades P-5) With Recommendation for Initial Certification

Minor in Educational Studies (TU): Precertification Track
Minor in Educational Studies (TU): Education and Learners Track
Minor in Educational Studies (TU): Education and Culture Track

NOTE: The Master of Arts in Teaching is no longer accepting applications.
The following information pertains only to those students currently enrolled in the MAT program.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education (Grades P-5) program is based on a commitment to a broad liberal arts background as the best content preparation for teaching, and to prepare teachers for the diverse populations of metropolitan schools. The MAT program emphasizes excellence in academic content and in P – 5 pedagogical practices. The teacher education program has strong partnerships in the Atlanta community – both urban and suburban – which offers students a wide variety of professional practice placements throughout their tenure in the program. The program offers both the Master of Arts in Teaching degree (M.A.T.) and coursework and practicum opportunities to fulfill the requirements for initial certification of Early Childhood educators (Grades P – 5) upon recommendation to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Successful completion of all program requirements is necessary to be recommended for an initial teaching certificate.

The M.A.T. program in Early Childhood Education is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to recommend students for the P-5 certificate.

Please consult the University Bulletin for degree requirements.


Educational Studies


Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, the Educational Studies program emphasizes strong academic preparation of teachers who are lifelong learners. Teacher education is designed to challenge students to think critically about issues in education, to be informed decision makers and to become change agents in their schools. With strong connections to the Atlanta community, both urban and suburban, Oglethorpe is committed to preparing teachers for the variety of settings and diverse populations of metropolitan schools.
There are three tracks through the minor:

  • Precertification Track: Allows students to complete courses that are prerequisite requirements for the M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education (Grades P-5). These courses are also likely to be required in programs that lead to other certification areas that Oglethorpe graduates might pursue elsewhere.
  • Education and Learners Track: Allows students to focus on the various aspects of development and learning.
  • Education and Culture Track: Allows students to focus on the role of education in society.

Please consult the University Bulletin for degree requirements.

 

 

 


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