MAT - Master of Arts in  Teaching

MAT - Master of Arts in Teaching

Have you always wanted to teach but didn't know how to achieve your dream? The LaGrange College MAT program is designed for those with a four-year degree who want to become high school or middle school teachers. With the MAT at LaGrange, you can:

  • Earn your Master of Arts in Teaching and your high school or middle grades teacher's certification in one year
  • Receive certification in many areas
  • Begin earning master's-level pay as soon as you begin your career as a certified teacher

The MAT program prepares teachers through real-world study. Each student is guided by mentors from among the LaGrange College faculty and faculty from Troup County high schools and middle schools. These program strengths combine to transform new teachers into exemplary professionals.

Get in the classroom quickly
The MAT program allows you to begin in June of one year and finish in July of the next. In just over one year, you can be teaching and earning master's-level pay (about $38,000 in Georgia in 2009 for first-year teachers).

A schedule that works
Classes for MAT students are scheduled to work within your schedule. Sessions are held during two summers and in the evening during the school year. It's even possible for you to be in the classroom with a provisional teaching certificate while you're taking graduate classes at LaGrange College.







Emily StewartI knew I wanted to teach middle school, so I looked around for a
program that would offer me the
opportunity to earn certification and
a master’s degree at the same time. LaGrange College’s MAT program helped me get the credentials and in-class experience I needed in
order to get a teaching position that
I really love. I would recommend
this program to anyone that has the
desire to teach.
Emily Stewart
MAT 2010