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M.A.T. Special Education

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 field experiences including student teaching/internship. All field experience requirements for any MAT program must be completed in the state of Georgia. Some concentrations require practicum placements prior to student teaching or internship semester. Field experiences, including student teaching, for students in the online MAT Concentrations in Elementary Education, Health and Physical Education, and Special Education will be considered in the Georgia region in which you are located.

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 Standards Commission approved program that is recognized through reciprocity in many other states in the U.S.


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Students and alumni of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University share their experiences and success as Eagle Educators. Read a spotlight story for the M.A.T. in Special Education program.

Last updated: 6/1/2021