Our MAT in Early Childhood Education is an initial certification program (pre-k through 5th) that prepares you to work as a teacher in diverse and inclusive educational settings. You will gain practical and theoretical educational knowledge to benefi

The Early Childhood Education Program offers two Masters degrees. The Master of Education degree (MEd) is for individuals who already hold teacher certification. The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program (MAT ECCO) is for individuals who wish to gain initial certification to teach PK-5th grades along with earning a Masters degree.

For more information on additional requirements, please visit The Elementary Education MAT Program Page.


Degree Awarded: MAT

Degree Code: MAT_EDEL

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7177


Academic Department: Educational Theory and Practice

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7177

Graduate Coordinator: Cheryl Fields-Smith


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