MAT Special Education Grades P-12
Ready to get your teaching certification and a master’s degree?
Explore the Master of Arts in Teaching, Concentration in Special Education program
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 M.A.T. 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 M.A.T. 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.
Courses and Curriculum
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“The program was flexible and the professors were very informative. I knew if I needed anything that I could call, text or Zoom with my professors and they would be there.”Benjamin Mitchell, ’20
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Last updated: 4/7/2022