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Master of Arts in Teaching / Special Education

Program Details

The online MAT / Special Education degree program from Western Carolina University, designed for those who do not have an "A" level license in special education, consists of a professional core, pedagogy courses, and a concentration in General Curriculum for individuals interested in working with children and youth with mild to moderate disabilities or Adapted Curriculum for individuals interested in working with children and youth with severe disabilities. Courses cover topics such as:

  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Teacher Leadership in a Diverse Society
  • Advanced Methods to Teach Students with High Incidence Disabilities
  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Management 

Requirements

This degree program requires field experiences in public schools.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 average on last half of undergraduate program or 2.85 overall GPA
  • A written essay
  • Three letters of recommendation

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges