Program Profile

Non-restricted classes (may be taken prior to full admission)
EMAT 526 Foundations of Education
EMAT 606 Planning & Organizing Instruction in MG
EMAT 620 Adolescent Development & Learning
EMAT 683 Teaching Exceptional Learners

All EMAT and EDUC classes below require full admission
Middle Grades Professional Core
EDUC 625 Culturally & Educationally Responsive Pedagogy
EMAT 642 Content Area Reading and Writing: Literacy Development for MGE/SEC
To be taken prior to student teaching/internship:
EMAT 622 Curriculum & Planning in MGE
EMAT 689 Educational Assessment and Research

Content Area Studies  
Please note: Middle grades candidates must select two content concentration areas.  Each concentration area will include the graduate classes as noted below as well as the specified undergraduate content from the candidate’s previous coursework:

Language Arts
EMAT 644 Teaching Language Arts through Writing in MGE
EDEN 655 Young Adult Literature
12 additional hours of appropriate English/Language Arts content from a combination of
undergraduate and graduate content classes as determined by transcript evaluation at
the time of admission.

Mathematics
EMAT 666 Teaching Math in MGE/SEC
EDMT 621 Algebra for MG/SEC OR
EDMT 631 Geometry for MG/SEC
15 additional hours of appropriate mathematics content from a combination of
undergraduate and graduate content classes as determined by transcript evaluation at
the time of admission.

Science
EMAT 672 Teaching Science for MGE/SEC
One 3-hour class in Earth/Space/Environmental science
One 3-hour class in physics/physical science/chemistry
One 3-hour class in life science
9 additional hours appropriate science content from a combination of undergraduate and
graduate content classes as determined by transcript evaluation at the time of
admission.

Social Science
EMAT 682 Teaching Social Science for MG/SEC
EDSS 601 Physical & Cultural Geography OR
EDSS 611 Georgia History
15 additional hours of appropriate social science/social studies content from a
combination of undergraduate and graduate content classes as determined by transcript
evaluation at the time of admission.

Field Experiences
EMAT 601 Initial Field Experience (1 credit) (Must be fully admitted prior to
applying. This field experience is in grades 4-5)

EMAT 608 Practicum or Mentored Practicum (fall or spring only) (MGE
(or EMAT 609) candidates must complete this field experience in grades 6-8 in one
of their concentration areas) (Prerequisite: successful completion of
EMAT 601) (3 credits)

EMAT 611 Student Teaching or Internship (9 credits) (fall or spring
(or EMAT 612) only) (Prerequisite: A grade of B or better in all required education
classes; successful completion of EMAT 608/609)
(MGE candidates must complete this field experience in grades 6-8
in one of their concentration areas)

Note: With advisor guidance, MGE candidates with concentrations in math, science,
or social science will complete at least one additional graduate level content area class
(beyond the content methods class) in each concentration for the M.A.T. degree.

Total hours required for the degree: 46 hours