Graduate Studies


Berry College offers the Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees. Learn what our Graduate Catalog has to offer.

Master of Arts in teaching (M.A.T.)

The M.A.T. program provides learning experiences through collaborative arrangements with surrounding school districts and ensures that its candidates have a thorough understanding and application of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed in elementary, middle, or high school teaching.

The Berry College Charter School of Education and Human Sciences offers teacher-education programs leading to certification in:   

  • Early Childhood Education (P-5, with Masters) 
  • Secondary Education (P-12 certification area, with Masters) 
  • Middle-Grades Education (4-8, with Masters) New candidates are not being admitted in Middle-grades MAT or M.Ed. programs at this time. If you are interested in these programs please contact mwillingham@berry.edu

Learn more about our MAT program in the Graduate Catalog >>

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The M.B.A. program serves as a source for working professionals and managers in all types of organizations by educating the head, heart and hands of our students in order to be proficient in problem solving, communication, ethics, management and leadership.

Learn more about our MBA program in the Graduate Catalog >> 

Master of Education (M. Ed)

The purpose of the Berry College Master of Education program is to serve the needs of the surrounding community by providing a high-quality graduate education leading to the M.Ed. degree. Opportunities are provided that allow candidate to improve their professional competencies as "Developers of Human Potential." In keeping with the college's mission of educating the head, the heart, and the hands, the graduate program helps individuals become master teachers through the study of current and original research, through exploration of their collective and individual wisdom of experience, and through provision of opportunities to reflect upon their values.    

The goal of this program is to develop teachers who are reflective decision makers, who have the knowledge base and skills to facilitate their own and their students' learning, and who value individuals and their cooperative roles in society.    

  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Curriculum and Instruction 
  • Reading Major 
  • Middle-Grades Education - New candidates are not being admitted in Middle-grades MAT or M.Ed. programs at this time. If you are interested in these programs please contact mwillingham@berry.edu

Learn more about our MEd program in the Graduate Catalog >>

Education Specialist (Ed. S.)

Graduate study in the Education Specialist programs are aligned with the INTASC standards and offers candidates the opportunities to accomplish learning strategies, ethical practice, leadership and collaboration, content knowledge and learner development.

LEADERSHIP

The program addresses the growing need for administrators in Georgia schools. It is designed to train administrators who can bring a perspective on leadership grounded in teaching and performance-based practices. For those interested in attaining administrative certification, this major provides the courses and performance-based residency needed for Georgia L-6 certification and is aligned with the Standards, Elements and Indicators for the Preparation of Georgia Educational Leaders and Educational Leadership Policy Standards: ISLLC 2011. The candidate may also add other endorsements by completing courses in other areas to fulfill requirements of the Professional Standards Commission (PSC). 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The program addresses the growing need of classroom teachers who desire to strengthen and increase their competencies to design, implement and evaluate curriculum and instruction. It is designed to provide candidates with experiences to further strengthen and enhance their competencies to serve as instructional leaders within their school settings and to maximize the learning of every student. For those interested in attaining the service certification, this major provides the courses and performance-based field experiences required for S certification and could be used to move up to the Advanced Professional level of tiered-certification. The program is aligned to the Curriculum and Instruction Standards and Performance Indicators defined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Curriculum and Instruction Conversion Mechanism

Berry College is approved for the Conversion Mechanism for Curriculum and Instruction.  Alumni from Berry’s program and completers from other GaPSC approved programs can use this process to do the Conversion to obtain the S certificate in Curriculum & Instruction. Potential candidate would apply to Berry College as non-degree status. Candidates must provide evidence of content requirements and provide artifacts to evidence meeting the Curriculum and Instruction Standards as part of the conversion mechanism process through Special Topics course(s) at the appropriate degree level. EDU 770 Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction will be offered in summer semesters only.

Learn more about our EdS program in the Graduate Catalog >>