Master of Arts in Teaching / Special Education
Georgia Southern University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education program leads to initial certification and a master’s degree for aspiring teachers in the PreK-12 setting, working with diverse learners with mild disabilities.  The curriculum prepares teachers with effective pedagogy, both in instruction and classroom management, to implement the application of principles of educational foundations based on high academic standards and best professional practice in the diverse learning needs of special education students with mild disabilities.  The program prepares individuals who are committed to developing school and community partnerships that lead to addressing content in a variety of functional and academic areas, who are able to use reflective practices, and who use technological resources as tools for instruction, as well as for adaptive and assistance devices for students with disabilities.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Transcript evaluation and completion of a specified prerequisite content course work
  • Cumulative 2.5 (4.0 scale) GPA or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined
  • Total adjusted GPA of 2.75 or higher on all teaching field course work
  • Passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or be exempt by acceptable SAT, ACT, or GRE scores
  • Georgia Educator Ethics–Program Entry (350) assessment
  • Qualify for a Georgia Pre-Service certificate or Induction Pathway 4 certificate
  • Statement of purpose
  • Disclosure and Affirmation statements

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges