Masters in SPED

The Special Education department prepares candidates to work with persons with disabilities and leads to licensure in P-12 special education. The content focuses on supporting students with high incidence disabilities in inclusive settings. Candidates who have an undergraduate degree in education, in a field other than special education, are eligible to apply for the M.Ed. program. Candidates who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than education are eligible to apply to the MAT program. The program contains a strong field component. The links below will provide additional information on each of the programs of study.

Special Education – General Curriculum (M.Ed.)


The fully online M.Ed.in Special Education: General Curriculum program enrolls a new cohort of experienced general education teachers each summer. It is structured so cohort candidates complete the 36 credit-hour master’s degree program in six semesters (two years). Click Here to View Program.

Special Education - General Curriculum (M.A.T.)


The Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education leads to a Master’s degree and initial P-12 Certification in Special Education - General Curriculum. The course work as well as the field and clinical experiences are aligned to the Council for Exceptional Children’s Initial Special Education General Curriculum Standards and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s standards for special education. Click Here to View Program.

Special Education Certification (ONLY)


The program uses a cross-categorical model which reflects the needs of teachers serving diverse learning needs in P-12 educational settings. The program prepares teachers to meet the educational needs of students within a single inclusive education classroom and/or inclusive general education classroom setting. Click Here to View Program.

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