Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) / Special Education
Liberty University offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Special Education. The degree is specifically designed for students wishing to obtain initial teaching licensure, regardless of undergraduate degree concentration. The Master of Arts program builds on a student’s previous education by integrating math, science, natural sciences, history, language acquisition and reading skills for the exceptional or remedial student classroom.
Liberty University’s School of Education is committed to educating students and future teachers with the utmost integrity of continuing God’s Word in aspects of enriching lives and teaching with faith-based ethics and morals. The graduates of the MA in Teaching will go on to impact lives of generations to come and also strengthen their commitment to bettering the communities they serve.
Students of the 36-credit-hour program are introduced to the teaching industry with the advanced education courses ensuring the solid foundation and understanding of teaching responsibilities and professionalism. Liberty University blends the importance of ethics and faith into the teaching program and emphasizes the relationship between teachers and students. The MA in Teaching program ensures that a student will graduate with student teaching requirements fulfilled, and it is a state-approved program for initial licensure and endorsements.
The special education concentration reiterates the process of student planning, teaching mathematics, current news issues, the sciences and world reading and writing skills, while also focusing on the areas of classroom management, special education transitions, student behavior and special needs curriculum creation. The students' previous education will serve as a foundation, and the masters level of education in teaching will serve as a refining tool in the graduates’ career opportunities. Graduates will be qualified for Virginia state approved licensure, and in addition, students should verify additional requirements for the states in which they reside. It is required that students of the Secondary Education program must complete three courses, or nine credit hours, in a face-to-face on-campus setting.
Delivery Format:100% Online
International Students Accepted:Yes
Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
The Education program at Liberty is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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