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Special Education MAT

Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education

Format: Main Campus, Partially Online

By pursuing this graduate degree in Special Education, you will gain the necessary skills in becoming an educator who can address different aspects of the exceptional learner. The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to prepare you for special education instruction for students whose learning needs require an individualized education plan (IEP). We offer you advanced study for effective teaching and learning environments using specialized strategies, in various school and community settings from pre-kindergarten to the 12th grade in Georgia schools. Following program completion, you will be able to obtain a T-5 level of certification, which leads to an increase in pay or starting salary in teaching. 

Industry Highlights

Employment is expected to increase faster than average. Job prospects should be excellent, as many districts constantly seek certified special education teachers.

- Council for Exceptional Childeren

Career Opportunities

  • Middle and Secondary Education
  • Public or Private Schools
  • Higher Education
  • Early Intervention Services

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of the low student-to-faculty ratio that gives them a more personalized experience in all areas of their teacher education, along with valuable field experiences and internships in cooperating local schools.

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