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This dual degree program, allowing completion of both degrees and teacher certification requirements in approximately 5 years, is available to undergraduates majoring in economics who have completed at least 30 hours of academic credit and who have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Students may apply to the option at any time after completing 30 hours, but prior to completing 90 hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants are applying for early acceptance into the College of Education and Human Development’s M.A.T. program and therefore must submit the following documentation in addition to meeting the GPA requirement:
- Complete the B.S./M.A.T. or B.A./M.A.T. pre-application form located on the Department of Economic Dual Degree page linked here. This will be kept on file in the Department of Economics and in the Office of Academic Assistance in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
- 2-3 letters of recommendation: (a) one academic or professional letter; (b) one letter from someone who can evaluate the applicant’s personal qualifications, experience, and background in light of potential to work successfully with adolescents; (c) one letter from a current work supervisor, if applicable
- Documentation of previous work experience (résumé or curriculum vitae)
- Personal statement of goals and/or reasons for teaching
- Successful interview with appropriate program faculty in the Department of Economics and in the College of Education and Human Development
Final acceptance into the M.A.T. portion of the program will be contingent upon the following:
- Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
- Completion of 90 hours towards the B.S. or B.A. degree in Economics;
- Submission of acceptable GRE scores;
- Filing an application to the M.A.T. program by the appropriate deadline.
- Submission of passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment (or provide an exemption)
The curriculum allows students to satisfy the content requirement of the M.A.T. program by enrolling in the 7000-level counterparts of the economics courses. In addition, to meet the M.A.T. and teacher certification requirements, students will enroll in EXC 4020 and six hours of graduate-level courses required for the M.A.T. in satisfying nine hours of elective credits towards the Economics, B.S. or Economics, B.A.
Normally, students in their 4th year are enrolled in both the B.S. or B.A. and the M.A.T. programs and will receive the B.S or B.A. after the 4th year. In the 5th year, students will take professional education courses (24 semester hours) and will focus on the student teaching requirements.
For more information on this program’s curriculum, please contact the Department of Economics. The M.A.T. requirements for Social Science Education are described more fully in the College of Education and Human Development section of the Graduate Catalog.