Dr. Patricia Smith
M.A.T. English Program Coordinator
Clayton State University
College of Arts and Sciences
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
Office Phone: (678) 466-4730
Fax: (678) 466-4899
The Department of English at Clayton State University is excited to offer the Master of Arts in Teaching English. We welcome prospective educators to this site and invite future teacher candidates to visit our beautiful campus in Morrow, Georgia.
The Master of Arts in Teaching English with concentration in secondary English is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in English or a related area and/or have a provisional teaching certificate in the discipline. This initial certification program will prepare interested persons to receive a master’s degree and provide them the opportunity to become certified to teach secondary English. The program consists of English content and methods courses, professional studies classes, and field-based clinical experiences. Most content and professional education courses emphasize use of technology and action research with pupils in diverse school settings. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the M.A.T. degree and the opportunity for teacher certification in grades 6-12 English. This program offers evening courses with student teaching during the spring semester. Individuals who are teaching with a provisional certificate in a public school system will be given full-time student teaching status.
While faculty in the Department of English teach the English content and methods courses, faculty from the Department of Teacher Education teach the professional education courses and supervise the clinical and internship experiences along with public school mentor teachers. Our partnership school districts will serve as collaborative sites for field experiences and internships.
This degree offers students opportunities to: