Master of Arts in Teaching
Math and Science (online)
College of Education and Health Professions
Department of Teacher Education
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
Educator Preparation at Columbus State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
All educator preparation programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
- A bachelor's degree in a related field as defined by Professional Standards Commission (click here (DOC) for list of related fields) or 26-44 hours of approved content coursework from a regionally accredited institution in the intended field of certification (click here (DOC) for list of approved content courses);
- Minimum combined GPA of 2.5 on all undergraduate and graduate coursework;
- Passing score on the GACE Program Admission Tests [Reading (200), Mathematics (201), Writing (202)] or exemption through satisfactory scores on the SAT, ACT, or GRE
GACE Program Admission Test Exemption Scores
- SAT – 1000 (combination of Verbal and Math scores)
- ACT – 43 (combination of English and Math scores)
- GRE – Combined score of 1030 (Verbal and Quantitative) on tests taken before August 1, 2011 or combined score of 297 (Verbal and Quantitative) on tests taken after August 1, 2011
- Complete the Program Entry level (350) of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment. Go to www.gace.ets.org/ethics for information and instructions. Select number 7 as your reason for testing. Please note: You must add Columbus State University as a score recipient in order for us to get your results!
- Passing scores on the GACE content examinations** required in the intended teacher certification field;
- Criminal Background Check - Students must submit a copy of their FBI background check results or a letter from their school on official school letterhead stating that they have undergone a background check as a condition of employment. See the link below for instructions on completing the FBI Background Check.
- An active LiveText account is a required resource for this program because selected assignments must be submitted electronically using this online platform. LiveText ( www.livetext.com ) is used by the university to maintain our accreditation, to demonstrate the quality of our academic programs, and to improve teaching and learning.
- Completed application for admission to the Teacher Education Program. The "Masters Application" form is available athttp://safe.columbusstate.edu/forms.php.
- Suitability for teaching as determined through the admissions process.
Admission to the program is available for fall semester only.
*If an individual passed all three parts of the Praxis I or posted a composite score of 526 on the three tests prior to March 5, 2007, he or she is exempt from the GACE Program Admission Tests.
**Required GACE content exams:
Required GACE Content Tests
Test I (026)
Test I (028)
Test I (024)
Test I (022)
Test I (030)
Note: Praxis II or TCT Tests passed prior to March 5, 2007, in certification content fields are valid and may be used in place of the GACE content tests. A candidate may not combine a Praxis test score with a GACE test score to meet the testing requirement in a content field. All tests within a GACE assessment (or Praxis, if taken before March 5, 2007) must be passed.
Additional GACE Content examination information can be found athttp://gace.ets.org/
To seek admission to the M.A.T. Secondary Math and Science, apply online now at Apply Now.
Note: If you have never taken an online class at CSU, you will need to complete the Smarter Measure Assessment before you can register for classes. You can access the survey by going to online.columbusstate.edu. Under Resources, click "Smarter Measure Assessment" and follow the directions. The user id is csuready and the password is cougars. Students will be identified by their CougarNet email address.
- Knowledge of content and curriculum, ability to adapt content and teaching to learner needs, and ability to relate content to daily lives of students
- Proficiency in planning instruction based on standards and incorporating a variety of instructional strategies
- Knowledge of students
- The ability to create positive learning environments by successfully implementing classroom management plans and fostering effective communication
- The ability to use formative and summative assessments and to use assessment data to improve instruction and learning
- The ability to reflect on teaching and student learning
- The ability to positively impact the learning of students in grades 6-12
- Professionalism and appropriate dispositions
Additional Program Requirements
- Students must earn a 3.0 GPA calculated on all graduate work attempted. "Academic Forgiveness" policy does not apply to graduate studies
- Students cannot graduate with a grade of "C" or below in more than two (2) graduate courses
- A minimum of 27 hours of the hours required for the degree must be earned in residence (75%). Asynchronous (online) and distance learning courses administered through Columbus State University constitute courses taken in residence
- A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of transfer credit or courses taken at CSU prior to full admission to a masters degree program may be applied toward the degree. Courses with earned grades of "C" or below cannot be transferred. The student’s advisor and the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled must approve any courses transferred
- All degree requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of first enrollment.
Program Of Study
Area 1 Transitioning into Teaching – Required of students in all degree options. Required Hours: 9
EDMS 6105 Transition to Teaching
EDMS 6272 Classroom Management
EDMS 6115 Knowledge of Students
Enhancing Student Learning Required Hours: 12
EDMS 6001 Assessment for Instruction
EDMS 6216 Teaching Practicum
EDMS 6474 Technology as a Teaching and Learning Tool
AND one of the following:
EDMT 6215 Methods in Teaching Secondary Mathematics
EDSC 6215 Methods in Teaching Secondary Science
Total Hours Required: 39