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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.
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.