Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education / Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education
Valdosta State University

Program Details

Valdosta University offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with a specialization in Special Education / Deaf and Hard of Hearing Curriculum. This specialization focuses on teaching how deaf and hard of hearing students learn and instructional strategies to effectively teach them. Many components of this degree include how to use technology and other monitoring methods to observe their students.


  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA or combined undergraduate and graduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 Scale
  • Passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or GACE Basic Skills Assessment or a qualifying exemption
  • Qualifying exemptions include minimum scores on the ACT, GRE, and SAT
  • Two recommendations
  • Personal statement less than 300 words

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges