MaconCatalog : Tift College of Education : 4+1 Bridge Pathway to M.A.T. for Non-Education Students
 
4+1 Bridge Pathway to M.A.T. for Non-Education Students
Tift College offers specific terms below for the 4+1 Bridge Program in Education.
A. Mercer University will offer the opportunity for eligible students to earn a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in either Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, or Secondary Education over the course of approximately five years of full-time study.
B. In the 4+1 Bridge Program in Education, students will have three phases of study:
a. Phase 1: Beginning Study Solely during Undergraduate Student Status
Before the Junior year
Before admission to this 4+1 Bridge program
b. Phase 2: Advanced Study in MAT Coursework while in Undergraduate Student Status
During the Junior and/or Senior years
After admission to this 4+1 Bridge program
c. Phase 3: Graduate Study Solely in Graduate Status
After completion of the Mercer undergraduate degree
After admission to this program.
C. The up-to-four courses that students may take during Phase 2 are:
a. EDUC 220. Foundations of Education
b. EDUC 356. Psychology and Development of the Adolescent Learner– OR – EDUC 257. Psychology and Development of the Learner
c. EDUC 283. Fundamentals of Special Education
d. EMAT 604. Planning for Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Education – OR – EMAT 606. Planning & Organizing Instruction in MGE – OR – EMAT 607. Planning and Organizing Instruction in SEC
 
Tift College 4 + 1 Bridge Requirements
A. The 4+1 Bridge Program in Education shall only be open to Mercer students who:
1. Have earned at least Junior class standing or 90 earned credits,
2. Have earned a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher
3. Have sufficient SAT or ACT score to exempt the “GACE Program Admission Assessment,” as determined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, OR have passed the “GACE Program Admission Assessment”
4. Have completed the online, self-paced module “GACE Educator Ethics for Program Entry Assessment”
5. Have completed a no-fee, streamlined application to the 4+1 Bridge Program in Education.