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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Special Education – Adapted Curriculum and Early Childhood Special Education with a CTE-Transition and Special Needs Add-On Endorsement

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Prepare to Serve Students with Disabilities by Pursuing Liberty’s Dual-Endorsement M.A.T. in Special Education

Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Special Education – Adapted Curriculum and Early Childhood Special Education with an add-on endorsement in Career and Technical Education (CTE)-Transition and Special Needs offers you the opportunity to satisfy the requirements needed for a teaching license and prepare to serve students with acute disabilities. You can complete this degree’s courses from the comfort of home and fulfill your practicum and student teaching requirements at an approved location near you – allowing you to remain committed to your family and job throughout your studies.

The beauty of this degree program lies in its versatility. Our online M.A.T. in Special Education features endorsements in adapted curriculum for students with pronounced disabilities, early childhood special education, and career and technical education – empowering you to confidently pursue a variety of teaching careers upon graduation. By partnering with Liberty, you can earn a respected degree capable of helping you take your career to new heights.

Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Master of Arts in Teaching 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. You can research your state’s licensure requirements here: https://www.liberty.edu/statelicensure/.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Dual-Endorsement M.A.T. Program?

  • How to identify the medical aspects of severe disabilities
  • Methods to teach and assist students with acute learning disabilities
  • The fundamentals of disability law

In addition to the learning outcomes listed above, this degree will cover independent living for students with special needs, reading and language acquisition, developing effective curricula for students who struggle with learning roadblocks, and much more. Our experienced faculty are committed to your success – and by studying under them, you can become a more confident, prepared educator whose impressive skill set is preceded only by a love for your students.

Potential Careers for M.A.T. in Special Education Graduates

This dual-endorsement special education M.A.T. program can help you gain the skills you need to work as a licensed special education teacher. Because this degree has multiple endorsements, you can pursue a variety of special education careers upon completion of your degree and satisfaction of state licensure requirements.

Potential careers for graduates of this degree program include:

  • Early childhood special education teacher
  • Special education teacher – Adapted curriculum
  • Special education teacher – CTE specialist

Benefits of Pursuing Your M.A.T. in Special Education with Liberty University

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America. Earning your online M.A.T. in Special Education degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have lowered our tuition for our Master of Arts in Teaching program. At $415 per credit hour for full-time students, Liberty University’s M.A.T. online is available at one of the lowest tuition rates for this degree in the country.
  • Pursuing our licensure-track Master of Arts in Teaching may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
  • Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

 

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100% online, 8-week courses

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Mar 18, 2024

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“In the times in which we’re living today, Liberty University’s mission, the mission of training up a generation of Champions for Christ in literally every occupation, has never been more important.”

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

Ranked in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

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Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 9 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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