M.A.T. Special Ed Concentration

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Can I complete the concentration online?

Yes, the MAT’s Special Education concentration is offered as an online program.

During the program, you will be required to complete student teaching or a teaching internship. (Some concentrations require practicum placements prior to the student teaching or internship semester) The public school sites for student teaching or internships must be within a sixty (60) mile radius of Georgia Southern. An exception is made for students in the online MAT Concentration Three in Special Education and the MAT Concentration Five in Early Childhood Education; your placement will be considered in the region in which you live.

What background do I need?

This concentration is for candidates who already hold a bachelor’s degree in counseling, child and family development, English, math, psychology, science, social science, or a closely-related field.

What certification will I be eligible for upon completion of this concentration?

Upon successful completion of all program requirements and passing the appropriate GACE exam, you will be eligible for Georgia T-5 Special Education General Curriculum Certification (grades P-12). The program is an NCATE accredited, Georgia Professional Standard’s Commission approved program that is recognized through reciprocity in many other states in the U.S.

Last updated: 6/13/2017

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