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Can you picture yourself as a classroom teacher?

If so, we have just the program for you.

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education

Approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program in Early Childhood Education at Reinhardt University is designed for college graduates with undergraduate degrees in fields other than education who are planning a career in the teaching profession and are seeking initial certification. 

Completion of the MAT program leads to a master's degree and recommendation for a Georgia Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood (P-5) Education.

The MAT program includes advanced content preparation as well as professional education coursework.  The goal of the MAT program is to transform candidates into professional educators who provide responsive teaching.

Heather Cato tells about the MAT program at Reinhardt University.
“The personal attention is what sold me on Reinhardt. My professors were always accessible by phone or email, and they genuinely wanted to see us succeed.”

Heather Cato - MAT Class of 2013 - Read more about the MAT program, in Heather's words >

What are the benefits of the MAT program at Reinhardt University?

  • Designed for adult students
  • Leads to a Master's Degree and recommendation for a Georgia Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood (P-5) Education
  • Offered at two locations -- The Reinhardt University MAT North Metro Site at Vickery Creek Elementary School in Cumming, GA and the Main Campus in Waleska (northwestern Cherokee County)
  • Created as a Cohort Model - one group of students takes all their courses together
  • Classes offered in the evening through our highly effective and personalized face-to-face delivery
  • Two classes (six hours) during each 8-Week Session, earning a total of 12 hours per semester
  • Required Field Experiences designed on an individual basis
  • Three semesters (fall/spring; fall) to complete coursework, then one semester (spring) of full-time student teaching after all coursework is completed.

           This program is approved by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges 
           and Schools, SACSCOC.  For the complete accreditation statement >