Master of Arts in Teaching- Special Education

The College of Education offers the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education for individuals without teaching credentials who have earned baccalaureate degrees in specific content areas and want to become special education teachers in an expeditious fashion. The Special Education MAT is a 39-hour program designed to prepare collaborative special education teachers skilled in providing quality instruction to students representing a broad scope of abilities. Candidates in the program will demonstrate competencies in the following areas: learner development and individual learning differences, learning environments, curricular content knowledge, assessment, instructional planning and strategies, professional learning and ethical practice, and collaboration.

Program Requirements:

Candidates interested in pursuing the MAT in Special Education must meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School as well as the MAT program-specific admission requirements. This includes an undergraduate minimum grade point average of 2.7, a minimum 3.0 grade point average in all graduate work, and a program-specific statement of purpose. Please check the special education web page for information about the statement of purpose.

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