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Middle/Secondary Program: TEEMS/M.A.T. Programs
This program provides initial teacher preparation for individuals holding bachelor's degrees in English, mathematics, science, or history. Individuals who complete the program will be certified to teach grades 7-12 as well as obtained a M.A.T. degree in his or her content area:
Early Childhood Education: Urban Alternative Preparation Program
This program was developed to address the issue of dwindling numbers of competent, qualified teachers for the urban classroom.
Early Childhood Education M.A.T. Program This program is an opportunity for post baccalaureate provisionally certified practicing teachers of record to work toward a graduate degree concurrent with their studies toward elementary teaching certification (grades Pk-5).
Special Education: The Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education offers the following certifications:
Teacher Residency Program (special education, math, or science): Net-Q
While enrolled in an 18 month initial certification program at Georgia State, teacher residents are placed with a mentor teacher in a high-needs school and receive a $25,000 living stipend. The residencies are in special education (elementary/middle/or high school), mathematics or science (middle or high school) Successful completion ensures a job with the school district where the Teacher Residency Program is completed.