Shorter University's online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Early Childhood Education is an initial teacher certification program. The program is designed for students who have already received a bachelor's degree in another discipline and who wish to enter the teaching profession or to advance in the profession. It is perfect for recent graduates, for re-careering professionals, for paraprofessionals, and for teachers who hold non-renewable certificates and who wish to earn Clear Renewable master's level certificates.
Benefits: The curriculum for Shorter University's MAT in Early Childhood Education is based on the Teacher Preparation Program Conceptual Framework and on the Goals and Objectives of the Early Childhood Advanced Programs. The program requirements are continually updated to reflect the current requirements for teacher certification in the State of Georgia.
Coursework for the MAT in Early Childhood Education is taught in an exclusively online format, except that students are required to visit the Shorter University campus in Rome, Georgia, for a graduate education orientation and a seminar prior to student teaching.
The program leads to an advanced degree and to a Georgia Level-5 Certificate in Early Childhood (P-5) Education.
The tuition for the MAT is $500 per credit hour.