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Master of Arts in Teaching / Special Education

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education program prepares individuals to teach mild to moderate special education classes in grades K-12.  Courses may include:

  • Advanced Planning for Special Education
  • Introduction to Assessment in Special Education
  • Special Education in the Regular Classroom
  • Intro to Teaching Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders
  • Contingency Management with Exceptional Children


  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better in last 60 hours of coursework
  • Praxis Core test or have a composite ACT score of 21 with no sub-score below 18
  • Praxis II: Special Education
  • Background check
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation


This program is not currently able to admit students living in the state of Georgia.