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Master of Arts in Teaching Programs at Reinhardt University

College of Humanities, Sciences, and TechnologyPrice School of Education
Master | Hybrid | Online

Reinhardt’s Online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education is designed for currently employed college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than education. The online one-year format makes attaining a Masters degree in Elementary education a realistic accomplishment for adults, both working and non-working.

MAT graduates earn a master’s degree and a recommendation for a Georgia Level 5 Certificate in Elementary Education (P-5). Both are essential for job applicants seeking to enter the teaching field.

What You’ll Learn at RU

Collaborative and Supportive
All MAT candidates who enter the program bring with them a variety of undergraduate backgrounds and experiences. Our MAT candidate teachers are provided a community of learning, support and guidance from the Price School of Education. In this environment, each MAT teacher candidate can develop collaborative partnerships and receive leadership from faculty and staff who are knowledgeable, consistent and accessible to all candidates.

Differentiation and Assessment
Differentiated instruction in a typical classroom recognizes that students vary in their academic abilities, learning styles, interests, background knowledge, experiences and levels of motivation for learning. Reinhardt’s MAT program offers the same differentiated instruction in its classrooms.

Care and Challenge
The MAT program is based on the belief that student differences should be understood, appreciated and authentic work. This is achieved in a collaborative, caring and academically challenging classroom environment. Teaching practice is strengthened when each MAT candidate explores and implements multiple approaches and strategies for meeting the learning needs of all students.

Field Experience, Clinical Practice and Clinical Residency
The MAT program ensures that candidate teachers have numerous, highly effective and well-designed field experience opportunities to examine quality curriculum, relevant and highly engaged instruction from our collaborative teachers. Extensive field experiences and Clinical Practice will work toward preparing teacher candidates for successful Clinical Residency and a future of effective teaching and successful learning for all students.

Completion of the Georgia Educators Ethics Exam
Information for this can also be found through the GACE website:

Master of Arts in Teaching Classes You’ll Take

  • EDU 510 – Transformative Change & Responsive Teaching
  • EDU 515 – The Culturally Responsive Classroom: Theory and Practice
  • EDU 520 – Responsive Teaching in an Inclusion Classroom
  • EDU 525 – Technology Strategies to Enhance Responsive Teaching
  • EDU 530 – Strategy Instruction within a Structured Literacy Curriculum
  • EDU 540 – Managing a Responsive Classroom
  • EDU 550 – Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment for Responsive Teaching
  • EDU 560 – Language Arts Integration in the Culturally Responsive Classroom

Master of Arts in Teaching Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Reinhardt’s affordable tuition helps you get the personal attention and real-world experiences that will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Nearly all students at Reinhardt University receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. Find out what options you may be eligible for.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities round out the total educational program at Reinhardt University. And there is something for everyone, from sports and outdoor recreation, to student government and leadership opportunities, to multicultural and faith-based groups.

Campus Living

Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience and will help you adjust to college life. You’ll have more opportunities to interact with faculty and friends, get involved in activities, and have easy access to classes, the library, performing arts, recreational, and athletic facilities.