The Master of Arts in Teaching with a cognate in Special Education is specifically geared toward individuals with no prior teaching experience who are interested in gaining initial teaching licensure in special education. Along with core courses, you will study behavior management, educational assessment and intervention and collaboration for special transitions, and build strategies for successful inclusive classrooms. In addition, you will complete your student teaching requirement in the area in which you are seeking licensure.
This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for initial licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements.
Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred in from an accredited and unconferred degree
A 3-credit hour student teaching is a required part of the M.A.T. program.
The Education Department will verify that students have completed one of Liberty’s Virginia state-approved licensure programs. Students should verify any additional licensure requirements with their home state.