Social Studies Education (MAT)

Degree: Masters Degrees

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The Social Studies Education Program offers two Masters degree programs. The Master of Education degree (MEd) is for individuals who already hold a teaching certificate in social studies education. The Master of Arts in Teaching in Social Studies Education (MAT) is for individuals who wish to gain initial certification along with earning a Masters degree.


College of Education
Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101
Phone: 706/542-6446

Academic Department

Educational Theory and Practice
Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7177
Phone: 706/542-4244


Graduate Coordinator

Kyunghwa Lee


The MAT in Social Studies Education program consists of 57 credit hours. The program may be completed in either part-time or full-time study and does not involve cohort study. Required courses are offered only at the Athens campus. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 2.8 undergraduate GPA, a GRE score of at least 850, with a minimum score of 400 on each of the verbal and quantitative subtests, or a Miller Analogies Test score of at least 402. Applications are due by December 1.



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