M.A. in Middle Grades Education, USA 2019

College of Charleston

Study in:United States
Deadline: 1 July 2019


The M.A.T. program in Middle Grades Education at College of Charleston focuses on the education of 5-8th graders and is designed for those who want to teach middle grade children and have an undergraduate degree(s) in any of the following disciplines: English, mathematics, history/social science, biology, chemistry, physics or geology. The program combines academic work and a variety of experiences in public middle schools.

Successful completion of the M.A.T. program requirements leads to recommendation for teaching certification/licensure in grades 5-8 in South Carolina, in addition to a master’s degree. The state of South Carolina has reciprocal licensure agreements with many state departments of education across the United States. Teacher education program requirements are described in detail in a candidate information packet. This packet is sent to the candidate prior to meeting with an advisor to complete a program of study.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Educational Technology
  • Foundations of Education
  • Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth
  • Advanced Foundations of Languages and Literacies Development
  • Middle School Organization and Curriculum
  • Creating Effective Learning Communities

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions; minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Official GRE scores; official TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • Undergraduate coursework reflecting a broad liberal arts background.
  • Professional résumé and two letters of recommendation regarding your academic work/experience (one from someone who has observed you working with children).
  • A statement of purpose describing why the candidate seeks to pursue the M.A.T. program and a career in teaching.
  • Statement of ability to perform essential teaching duties under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


  • Assistantships are a form of financial aid through which graduate students are paid for the work they perform. They are often related to students’ studies or areas of specialization. Typically assistantships fall into one of the following categories: graduate, research, teaching.
  • Scholarships are funds or payments awarded on the basis of academic or other achievements.
  • Grants are awarded by an institution or organization, often to pursue a particular research project or to attain specific professional goals.
  • The Versailles Fellowship is an opportunity for graduate students to teach and conduct independent research at a university outside of Paris.

Detailed Program Facts

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