MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING [M.A.T.]

Specializations
M.A.T. Programs
Elementary Education

Secondary Education
Special Education
Advanced M.Ed. Programs
Administration/Supervision
Program Specialist
School Counseling
Teaching & Learning

The Special Education concentration prepares educators to:

  1. Teach students who have learning and behavior problems in a variety of educational settings.
  2. Assist classroom teachers in all grade levels (K-12) in working with students having learning/behavior difficulties.
  3. Assess individual abilities and use the data to design appropriate intervention strategies.
  4. Apply the knowledge and strategies necessary for teaching academic and behavior skills.
  5. Assess individual abilities and use the data to design appropriate intervention strategies.
  6. Develop the knowledge and strategies necessary for teaching academic and behavior skills.

The Special Education program provides initial licensure to teach students with emotional disturbance, learning disabilities, or mental retardation.

Coursework for the program is offered in multiple delivery formats with both on-campus and off-campus options. Program completion requires a minimum of 9 hours in the residential formats, including one-week, two-week, and weekend intensives. 

Candidates seeking licensure as special education teachers should have completed a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with a major in the intended endorsement area or a degree in a related field with courses similar to that required for a bachelor’s degree in the field of study.

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