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

Teach and inspire young learners

Fully online classes

Supportive faculty

Small classes

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  • Duration5 semesters
  • Cost per credit$785
  • Credit hours57-60

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.

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

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

It’s always a good time to apply

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

$785 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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It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

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