Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education / Adapted Curriculum
Valdosta State University

Program Details

Valdosta University offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with a specialization in Special Education / Adapted Curriculum. This program is for teachers of P-12 classrooms who need more knowledge in implementing teaching strategies for special education students. The curriculum focuses on evidence-based research and helps provide a deeper understanding of students with significant disabilities.


  • Employment as a teacher of students with disabilities with either (1) an Induction Pathway 4 certificate in special education adapted curriculum or (2) a Standard Professional Teaching Certificate in another field; with a minimum of 20 contact hours per week throughout fall and spring semesters with one or more students who are eligible for special education – adapted curriculum
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on all attempted, college-level undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • A content concentration consisting of fifteen (15) semester hours of academic content that conforms with the GAPSC preparation requirements of content concentrations for middle grades
  • Passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or documentation of an exemption based on the GAPSC exemption criteria

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges