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Master of Arts in Teaching
 Foreign Languages

NEXT COHORT starts Spring 2016

Teacher Certification

The MAT is an initial certification program leading to P-12 teacher certification in Chinese or Spanish.

Advanced Content Study

You will earn 9 graduate credits in Chinese or Spanish in the following areas:

  • Culture (3 credits)
  • Linguistics (3 credits)
  • Literature (3 credits)
    Professional Education

As a KSU graduate, you will have the required knowledge and skills
to be an effective teacher, versed in:

  • Current teaching methodologies
  • Theories & best practices in curriculum and assessment
  • Student learning styles & strategies
  • Second language acquisition
  • The integration of technology in teaching

Field Experiences

You will have extensive opportunities to observe and teach in P-12 classrooms:

  • Year-long Clinical Practice I (4 credit hours/20-40 hours per week)
  • Year-long Clinical Practice II (5 credit hours/20-40 hours per week) )

Current Teachers Welcome!

If you are currently teaching but do not have a State of Georgia teaching certificate, this is the perfect opportunity to earn either a State of Georgia Induction Certificate or a Standard Professional Certificate, based on your years of experience (More information about Georgia's tiered certification structure is available on the website of the State's Professional Standards Commission at http://www.gapsc.com/). FLED MAT classes during the school year are scheduled during the evening and your own classroom can likely serve as the site for your Yearlong Clinical Practice, pending approval by the College of Education. In such cases, your school principal or the head of your school should complete the Paid Field Experience Request Form.

Application deadline: November 1, 2015

For more information, please contact Dr. Jaime Cruz-Ortiz (jcruzort@kennesaw.edu)




Tuition & Fees

Admission Requirements


Financial Aid

Application Checklists for Candidates:




Bagwell College of Education

Graduate Studies in Education (BCOE Website)

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