Become a middle school teacher, even if your bachelor’s isn’t in education
The need for qualified teachers in Georgia and across the country continues to grow, especially during the crucial middle school years (grades 6–8). Brenau’s 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades Education empowers you to meet this need as you train to become a state-certified middle school teacher.
To enroll in this program, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a regionally accredited university. Regardless of the bachelor’s degree you hold, you will choose two of the following concentrations during your Brenau studies:
Note: Because of course overlap, students may not choose both Language Arts and Reading.
M.A.T. heavily focuses on classroom teaching, and is best for those who already have a bachelor’s and want to become a teacher in grades 6–8.
This program prepares bachelor’s holders to become certified teachers at both the middle school and high school level (grades 6–12).
M.Ed. programs are best for current teachers who seek promotion to administrative positions, such as a principal or curriculum developer.
Just like you will do for your future students, Brenau offers you easy access to quality education so you can realize your career goals. Resources like our professional tutoring program, academic coaching and writing center help online students succeed.
Your M.A.T. coursework is 100% online to better fit your busy life
You’re getting a quality degree from a university with a quality accreditation
Most classes last just seven weeks, moving along at a pace convenient to you
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Beginning your middle school 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.
Curriculum for the M.A.T. in Middle Grades Education includes:
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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“Despite leading a very busy life, Brenau made it possible to still be a mom, wife, friend, full time resource teacher, and graduate student.”
— Janice Frampton, ‘15