M.A.T. Special Education

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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 seventy (70) mile radius from each Georgia Southern campus. An exception is made for students in the online MAT  in Special Education and the MAT in Elementary 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 Standards Commission approved program that is recognized through reciprocity in many other states in the U.S.

Last updated: 1/10/2020

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