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Online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education

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Teach and inspire young learners

Fully online classes

Supportive faculty

Small classes

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  • Duration 5 semesters
  • Cost per credit $824
  • Credit hours 57-60

Program Benefits

  • No application fee
  • GRE/GMAT not required
  • Two start dates per year
  • Financial aid available

Transition to a successful elementary education career

Would you like to make a positive difference in the lives of young children? From here, you can.

Brenau’s online Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education prepares you for initial certification to teach Pre-K through 5th grade so that you can pursue your ideal teaching career.

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Increase your employment options in education

Brenau has one of the few online programs that prepares you for elementary education certification while giving you the tools to become an excellent elementary school teacher and an impressive teacher leader.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that from 2021 to 2031, jobs for kindergarten and elementary school teachers will grow 4%.1

Career Outlook

Become a well-rounded educator

57-60 credit hours

10 core courses

The online elementary education MAT degree includes coursework in professional development for educators, along with methods and content courses in literacy, literature and language arts, social studies, science and math. The MAT in Elementary Education also includes clinical experience.

Course spotlights

  • ED 630 Computer Literacy in Education
  • ED 608 Literacy Methods for Elementary Education
  • ED 645 Content Methods for Elementary Education
Curriculum Details

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No GRE/GMAT required

No application fee

The online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Elementary Education offers two start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.

To apply to Brenau’s online MAT in Elementary Education, you’ll need:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university
Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
Two letters of recommendation – preferably professional and/or academic sources
Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$824 per credit hour

Financial aid available

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will set you on a path to a successful career. In addition to federal or state financial aid, Georgia residents enrolled in this program may be eligible for the TEACH Grant.

Tuition Details

What you’ll learn

The coursework in the online MAT in Elementary Education is taught by faculty who listen to the concerns and needs of teachers in practice. We continually update the curriculum to reflect today’s teaching environments.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online MAT in Elementary Education, you can:

  • Pursue certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) to teach preschool through 5th grade.
  • Increase your job security while making a meaningful career change.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

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You can complete the program in five semesters. To see the curriculum, view our curriculum page.

Tuition is $824 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 37 credit hours for a total estimated tuition of $30,488. You can review all costs on our tuition page.

We do not require test scores for admission to this program. You can learn more on our admissions page.

The requirements for the online MAT in Elementary Education include:

  • A completed online application
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative college GPA
  • Official transcripts from each school you’ve attended
  • Two letters of recommendation

You can learn more about our requirements on our admissions page.

You’ll complete 37 credit hours to earn the online MAT in Elementary Education. You can explore the curriculum page for further information.

All students must pass initial certification before progressing to student teaching. This program is geared toward the Georgia Licensure exam and may not help prepare you for the licensure exam of any other state.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers.” Oct. 4, 2022. Retrieved Feb. 23, 2023, from