Dr. Kelli Nipper
M.A.T. Mathematics Program Coordinator
Clayton State University
College of Information and Mathematical Sciences
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
Office Phone: (678) 466-4417
Fax: (678) 466-4459
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is designed for individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in mathematics (or a closely related field such as Physics, Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, etc.) from an accredited college or university. Individuals without a degree in mathematics are expected to have had the following undergraduate courses: Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Linear Algebra, and at least 2 additional upper-division mathematics courses. Students who have not completed at least three of these prerequisite courses will not be considered for full admission into the program. Individuals without the required prerequisite courses are expected to complete undergraduate course work to compensate for any deficiencies.
The Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a closely related field. The program will consist of content specific classes, professional studies classes, content methods courses, and field-based and clinical experiences. Most content and professional education courses will emphasize use of technology and action research with pupils in diverse school settings. The initial certification option will prepare interested persons to receive a master’s degree and provide them the opportunity for certification in Grades 6-12. Individuals may also choose to follow a program of study that concentrates on preparing for teaching at the post-secondary level.
The M.A.T. curriculum is designed so that it can be delivered over four or five semesters. Early in the program, students will have courses and field experiences supporting the candidates’ educational foundation theory and knowledge. This is followed with coursework in content and pedagogical knowledge, practica and internship experiences. Students will also complete an action research project. Content specialists in mathematics will teach the curriculum and methods for the discipline. Our partnership school districts will serve as collaborative sites for field experiences and internships.
The program offers courses primarily during the evening until students reach their internship experiences. Full-time student teaching status will be given to candidates who are teaching with a provisional certificate in a public school system.
This degree offers students opportunities: