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

Program Details

Valdosta University offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with a specialization in Special Education / General Curriculum. This specialization focuses on effectively teaching students with mild-moderate disabilities. Teachers will gain more knowledge but also more practical skillsets to immediately apply in their work environment.


  • Employment as a teacher of students with disabilities with either (1) an Induction Pathway 4 certificate in special education general 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 – general 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