The Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Special Education Program is specifically designed for students who are wish to peruse teaching as a second career for those wishing to teach students with special needs. The MAT Special Education Program provides coursework, best teaching practices, and pedagogy for teaching students with special needs and specific disabilities. The MAT Special Education Program offers a Master's Degree and a teaching license for grades K-12 specifically for Special Education. All faculty teaching in the program are experienced classroom teachers with years of valuable practical experience. Extensive classroom practical application is also a critical part of your training as a teacher. You will have the opportunity to observe experienced educators, to work with special needs students in grades K-12, and to take the lead as the classroom teacher during your final semesters. You will gain experiences that will prepare you to be a leading professional educator. The Eriksson College of Education has an enduring reputation of producing some of the best teachers in the state, with area administrators seeking our graduates. As a student in the College of Education, you will feel and experience the collaborative and supportive learning environment as you work with your peers and faculty to fulfill your dream of becoming a special education teacher.
- Application for admission to the APSU Graduate School
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended showing a cumulative GPA of 2.75
- Official GRE Test scores (143 verbal; 140 quantitative)
What opportunities are available with this degree?
- Private School Teacher
- Court Systems
- Corporate Trainer
- Special Education Consultant
- Public School Teacher
- Social Services
- Curriculum Designer