Health and Physical Education MAT
M.A.T. in Health and PE
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Health and Physical Education (MAT) program is an opportunity for college graduates who hold a bachelor's degree or more advanced degree in a content area from an accredited college or university to earn a master's degree in education and be recommended for a Georgia clear renewable T-5 teaching certificate. This is a 36 credit hour master's degree program requiring extensive field experiences and college course work. This program is designed for the preparation of teachers for core academic areas of Health and Physical Education. Two options are available. Track one: candidates who are currently teaching needing certification in HPE (track one) and track two is for non-employed individuals. This is an intensive four (4) semester program with supervised apprenticeships and internships. The MAT program, either MAT (Employed Teachers Track) or MAT (non-employed) option, is designed to meet the needs of highly-qualified college graduates who wish to enter the teaching profession.
For information about Admissions and Graduation requirements, please visit this program's page on the Graduate School website.
Visit the Health and Physical Ed page in Majors & Degrees for general info about the field and degree.
Term-by-term sample course schedule
The courses and semesters listed below each year are designed to keep you on course to graduate in 2 years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build a schedule each term. Your courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all requirements. Click on the red course codes for course descriptions.
For a list of required courses and course descriptions, please visit this program's page in the academic catalog
Student Teaching in Health and PE5
Internship in Health and Physical Education5
Student Teaching Seminar in Health and Physical Education1
Internship Seminar in Health and Physical Education1
Total credit hours
Track 1 - For candidates who are not currently employed in a P-12 setting
Track 2 - For candidates who are currently employed in a P-12 setting
301 Baytree Road
Valdosta, GA 31698
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
- Phone: 229.333.5611