Become an elementary teacher, even without a bachelor’s in education
More than 7,000 additional elementary school teachers are projected to be needed in Georgia by 2026. Brenau’s 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education prepares you to transition into a rewarding, in-demand career as a certified elementary school teacher.
To enroll in this program, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university. The good news? That bachelor’s degree can be in any subject; this program is designed specifically for those who want to become teachers but didn’t earn a bachelor’s in education.
Our FREE program guide puts everything you need to know in one place.
M.A.T. curriculum is heavily focused on classroom teaching, and is best for bachelor’s degree holders who want to become teachers.
M.Ed. programs are ideal for current teachers who seek promotion to administrative positions, such as a principal or curriculum developer.
When you become a teacher, you’ll want your students to have access to the best education and resources possible. That’s why Brenau provides online students like you with professional tutoring, academic coaching, our writing center and more.
Your M.A.T. coursework is 100% online to better fit your busy life
You’re getting a degree from a university that’s GaPSC-approved
Most classes last just seven weeks, moving along at a pace convenient to you
Beginning your teaching career with an M.A.T. can increase your starting salary.
According to Teacher.org, teachers with a master’s make an average of:
more per year nationwide.
Core classes for the M.A.T. in Elementary Education include:
After you complete all of your courses, you’ll apply the skills you learn through a student teaching or internship experience. Brenau’s Office of Clinical Experiences will work with schools and experienced mentors to ensure your success.
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In addition to federal or state financial aid, Georgia residents enrolled in this program may be eligible for the Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship, as well as the TEACH Grant, which gives financial aid to students in return for an agreement to teach in a high-need school.
“The professors at Brenau inspired me to become a highly effective educator, and they played an important part in learning different teaching methods that I currently use in my classroom.”
— Anita Smith, ’16