Application Deadline is February 1.
The following are required for admission:

  1. Application form.
  2. Payment of the $50 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Written profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  4. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work.
  5. Two reference forms from educators.
  6. Academic paper demonstrating academic capability. The paper may be previously written and a minimum of five pages, in academic form, including appropriate citations. The paper will be examined for coherence of thought, organization, spelling and punctuation.
  7. Passing scores on GACE Program Admission Assessment or exemption through SAT, ACT or GRE. Applicants must request their scores be sent to Covenant College. Directions for registering for the Program Admission Assessment are located here: GACE Program Admission Tests.  See the following website for additional information: Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)
  8. Passing scores on GACE Content Assessments in the content field for which you were accepted into the MAT: art, biology, chemistry, economics, English, French, German, history, mathematics, middle grades–language arts, mathematics, social studies, science; music, physics, political science, and Spanish. Applicants must request that their scores be sent to Covenant College.
    1. Note: GACE content assessment is not required for Biblical Studies or Drama.
    2. To register for the GACE content assessment, all examinees must have a MyPSC Account, available at Once the MyPSC account has been established and the appropriate “Reason for Testing” selected, then the examinee can register at the GACE website: Please follow the  instructions for registering for the GACE Content Assessment: GACE Content Assessments. For additional information on registering to test at ETS, please view the GACE quick reference guide:
  9. Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may receive provisional admission.
  10. Transcript analysis.
  11. Content standards diagnostic.
  12. Completion of a course in introduction to teaching from a regionally accredited college or university. The course must include a minimum of 30 hours of fieldwork/observation in K-12 classrooms.
  13. Completion of a course in educational psychology from a regionally accredited college or university.
  14. Completion of a course in special education from a regionally accredited college or university.
  15. Letter of cooperation from school if applicant is employed as a teacher and wishes to use employment towards clinical practice requirements.
  16. Completed release of consumer reports form.
  17. Covenant defines international students as anyone who is not a citizen of the United States of America. International applicants must submit the following in addition to the above: International Certification of Finances form, authenticated and evaluated transcripts, scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language for applicants whose native language is not English. For detailed information, please go to the following page: International Applicants

Enrollment Procedures

Application and supporting materials are accepted December through February 1 by the Master of Arts in Teaching office.

Application packets may be obtained through written, phone or email request, or by downloading the application packet from this website.

Submit completed application forms by scanned email to, or by U.S. mail to: Master of Arts in Teaching, Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750.

Note the following dates for submission of application materials and financial aid application and awards, and fee assessment.

  • December – February 1: Applications received and accepted
  • February 1-March 1: Applicants notified of admissions decisions; Application for financial aid
  • March 1: Priority deadline for application for financial aid
  • April 1-May 1: Registration
  • May 2-16: Late registration, $100 fee applies; Drop/add period
  • May 26: Official start date of pre-campus session; term start date
  • May 27: Tuition and fees assessed

Application Packet
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An applicant not having fully met admissions criteria may be considered for provisional admission. The student will be informed of unmet criteria to be satisfied to obtain regular student status. Regular student status is required for the degree to be granted.

After an application and all supporting materials are received, an applicant is notified of his or her acceptance in the program, his or her status (regular or provisional), and an academic advisor is assigned. Applications for financial aid are distributed with registration materials.

Current Year Catalog
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Remember to choose graduate catalog from the dropdown box

To access the Graduate School of Education catalog click Download Catalog, and when the page appears, choose the Graduate catalog from the drop down box in the right corner of the page.

To view a PDF version of the catalog, please click here.