Master of Arts in Teaching

Applications for Summer 2024 opening soon!

If you’re looking for a purpose-filled career that’s in demand, consider becoming a teacher. You’ll have the opportunity to positively impact students’ lives and develop the next generation of leaders.

To help you pursue a teaching career—while being mindful of your time and budget—Young Harris College offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) that can be completed in just three semesters: summer, fall and spring. The tuition of $12,000 makes our program highly affordable. In fact, we compared the salary of a teacher with a temporary certificate to the salary of a teacher with a master’s degree plus certification and found that the YHC MAT degree will pay for itself in a year and a half.

The YHC MAT program is for students with a baccalaureate degree who wish to obtain initial teacher certification in biology, English, history or mathematics. The program prepares graduates for teacher certification in grades 6-12.

Starting in the summer semester, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses in real-time online or in a face-to-face format. YHC will coordinate opportunities for you to do field studies at a school in the fall semester and student teach at a school in the spring semester. When you graduate from the YHC MAT program, you’ll have both the academic and practical experience you need for a bright career in education.

The ultra-streamlined application process takes mere minutes. You also don't have to do it alone; you'll work closely with experts at YHC to make sure everything is as simple as possible. Click on "Apply Now" below, fill out the inquiry form, and we'll get in touch with you soon!

Program Benefits
Program Benefits
  • Our MAT program faculty members are committed to preparing innovative, successful teacher-leaders.
  • The MAT coursework offers opportunities for students to deepen expertise in their subject areas, while learning practical skills for success in the classroom.
  • Because YHC has relationships with schools in North Georgia and the southern Appalachian region, our MAT students receive convenient, local placements with exceptional teachers.
  • YHC’s MAT program encourages teachers’ learning-filled lives and accelerates their entry into rewarding careers as teachers. The program provides students with personalized support, practical experience and a network of like-minded professionals.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for YHC's Master of Arts in Teaching is $12,000 for the one-year program, inclusive of course materials. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

More Information

For more information, contact or reach out to MAT Program Coordinator Dr. George Boggs.