Master of Arts (MA)
The School of Education offers several advanced degree programs for teachers to enhance their knowledge and skills and/or upgrade their certification. The programs are offered on the campuses in Athens and Demorest. Selected programs are offered off-campus in a cohort model in many local school districts across the state of Georgia.
Note: Master of Arts (MA) degree programs do not lead to initial educator certification nor to the conversion of a non-renewable certificate (IN4T or Waiver certificate) to a clear renewable certificate. (Piedmont has Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and certification-only programs leading to initial certification.)
Applicants applying to Master’s degree programs who have been previously enrolled at other institutions and who have taken six or more graduate semester hours and earned a grade of “B” or better in each course may be exempted from the test score requirement.