DeKalb County School District IGNITE Teacher Residency Program at Middle Georgia State University

MGA is proud to offer DeKalb County School District IGNITE (Inspiring Greatness and Normalizing Innovation in Teacher Education) Teacher Residency Program candidates an opportunity to enroll in and earn a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree (MAT). This innovative program will provide candidates an opportunity to complete the MAT degree in one year and to be recommended for teacher certification. Students will complete online classes each semester with a face-to-face component one afternoon per week in DeKalb County. In addition to providing course instruction, MGA’s faculty will provide academic advising, mentoring, and overall program support as candidates work through the degree requirements. Interested individuals are encouraged to review the benefits of the IGNITE program on this flyer:

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Program Admission

Admission to the program is a three phase process.  


If you have questions about this program, please contact MGA Admissions at or call us at 478.342.0205.

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