Childhood & Exceptional Student Education

Greg Dziuban
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

University Hall 271

Application Checklist
Master of Arts (MAT) in Early Childhood Education
(Initial Certification)

Application for admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education program is a two-step process:  application to the University Office of Graduate Admissions and a separate application to the College of Education.  The required documents are included in the following two checklists:

Office of Graduate Admissions Application Checklist

College of Education Submission Checklist

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • Two (2) Initial Disposition Assessments -- using the proper form [and coming under separately from the references.]  Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
  • Evidence of passing the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program Admission Assessment OR qualifying for an exemption.
  • Current, clear background check through OR signed Employment Verification Form (only if applicant is a full-time teacher of record in a Georgia public school)

Office of Graduate Admissions
Armstrong State University
Victor Hall, 1st Floor
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
912.344.2503 or 800.633.2349
Fax: 912.344.3417

College of Education
Armstrong State University
Office of the Dean
University Hall 250
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
Fax 912.344.3436


Admission Requirements