Program Expectations & Advising Resources for the M.A.T. in Elementary Education (PreK–6) with Special Education (K-6) Add-On, Licensure
The M.A.T. in Elementary Education (PreK-6) with Special Education (K-6) Add-On is designed for individuals who do not have an initial teaching license. This is the perfect program for individuals interested in earning their teaching licensure in Elementary Education with a Special Education Add-On (K-6) endorsement.
Field experience requirements will be completed early and often in the fields of elementary education and special education and culminate in a 16-week elementary education student teaching semester. Licensure in the state of Virginia requires that you meet all necessary criteria.
Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved M.A.T. program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations. For state approval information, visit www.Liberty.edu/StateApprovals.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits Liberty University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through content and pedagogy, clinical partnerships and practice, candidate recruitment, progression and support, program impact, and quality assurance and continuous improvement. Liberty University meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.