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Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Become a middle school or high school teacher in the field in which you earned your bachelor’s.

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Have a Bachelor’s, but not in Education?

You may still qualify to begin teacher certification training

Nearly 4,000 additional secondary school teachers are projected to be needed in Georgia by 2026. Brenau’s 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education prepares you to transition into a rewarding, in-demand career as a certified middle or high school teacher.


To enroll in this program, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university in one of the following fields:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History (or a related social science)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Theatre

Brenau’s secondary education M.A.T. degree helps you:

  • Become certified by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) to teach grades 6–12
  • Prepare for edTPA assessment exams in the specific subject you teach (Brenau M.A.T. graduates have an edTPA pass rate of 95–100%)
  • Increase your job security while making a meaningful career change

How does an M.A.T. differ from an M.Ed.?

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

M.A.T. curriculum is heavily focused on classroom teaching, and is best for those who want to become a certified teacher.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

M.Ed. programs usually appeal to those who currently teach in a classroom but aspire to administrative positions, such as a principal or curriculum developer.


Choose Brenau for your M.A.T. in Secondary Education

Just like you will do for your future students, we provide you easy access to quality education to efficiently realize your career goals. Our professional tutoring program, academic coaching, writing center and other resources help online students succeed.

100% Online

Your M.A.T. coursework is 100% online to better fit your busy life

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You’re getting a quality degree from a university with a quality accreditation

Accelerated classes

Most classes last just seven weeks, moving along at a pace convenient to you


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Get you where you want to be in your career with Brenau’s M.A.T. in Secondary Education

Potential Careers

  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Private Tutor

Georgia Mean Annual Salary

Secondary School Teachers
$58,050
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Annual Job Openings

Secondary School Teachers in Georgia, 2018–2020
2,300
Projections Central


Increase your starting salary

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:
$7,000
more per year nationwide.


Invest in your future by investing in Brenau

  • Best Value

  • $713

    Cost per credit

  • 85%

    More than 85% of Brenau students receive some sort of financial assistance


Build on your bachelor’s with master’s-level teaching skills.

Core courses for the M.A.T. in Secondary Education include:

  • Introduction to Teacher Education
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Understanding & Managing Learners
  • Instructional Practices & Assessment
  • Computer Literacy in Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy in Multicultural Education
  • School Law & Ethics in Education
  • Clinical Practice Seminar
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Content Applications
  • Reading in the Content Areas

Gaining Teaching Experience

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.

Connect with an enrollment coach for more details:
866.239.4762


“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