Master of Arts in Teaching (online) Education with concentrations in Secondary Biology, Chemistry, Earth Space Science, Mathematics, Physics, and K-12 Computer Science

Columbus State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 39
Per Credit Hour Cost $385.00
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Program Description

The online Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is offered by Columbus State University, a fully accredited institution in the University System of Georgia. This program targets career changers who are interested in entering the teaching profession and who possess the prerequisite educational background in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a related field. Teacher certification options available through this degree include Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Earth/Space Science with certification in grades 6-12 or Computer Science1 with certification in grades K-12.

Admissions Information

Degree in closely related field or a minimum of 25 semester hours of approved coursework

Transcript evaluation to determine content courses needed for certification

Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree

Passing score on the GACE Program Admission Tests [Reading (200), Mathematics (201), Writing (202)] or exemption through satisfactory scores on the SAT, ACT, or GRE

GACE Program Admission Test Exemption Scores

SAT – 1000 (combination of Verbal and Math scores)

ACT – 43 (combination of English and Math scores)

GRE – Combined score of 1030 (Verbal and Quantitative) on tests taken before August 1, 2011 or combined score of 297 (Verbal and Quantitative) on tests taken after August 1, 2011

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Complete the Program Entry level (350) of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment. Go to for information and instructions. Select number 7 as your reason for testing. Please note: You must add Columbus State University as a score recipient in order for us to get your results!

Passing scores on the GACE content examinations** required in the intended teacher certification field;

Criminal Background Check - Students must submit a copy of their FBI background check results, a copy of their provisional teaching certificate showing background check, or a letter from their school on official school letterhead stating that they have undergone a background check as a condition of employment.

An active Tk20 account is a required resource for this program because selected assignments must be submitted electronically using this online platform. Tk20 ( ) is used by the university to maintain our accreditation, to demonstrate the quality of our academic programs, and to improve teaching and learning.

Completed application for admission to the Teacher Education Program. See for additional information.

Suitability for teaching as determined through the admissions process.

*If an individual passed all three parts of the Praxis I or posted a composite score of 526 on the three tests prior to March 5, 2007, he or she is exempt from the GACE Program Admission Tests.

General Requirements

A baccalaureate or master degree from a college or university accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations

Application + $50 non-refundable application fee (apply online or print form (PDF))

Certificate of Immunization (PDF)

Official transcript from each college and university attended

Test scores from the GRE, GMAT, MAT or other standardized test as required by the individual degree program

Verification and proof of Lawful Presence

Program Accreditation

Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation