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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.

NEWS:

Read More 29 Armstrong Alumni Honored as Teachers of the Year for 2018

(April 6, 2017) – Twenty-nine Armstrong State University alumni were recently honored as 2018 Teachers of the Year at the Teacher of the Year Gala, held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

Read More Armstrong Biology Senior Selected for National Science Foundation Summer Research Opportunity at UC Berkeley

(April 6, 2017) – Rising Armstrong State University senior Haley Breanne Kodak has been selected as one of 10 students to participate in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. From June 4 through Aug. 11, Kodak, a first-generation college student and Biology major, will live on campus at UC Berkeley and work on an individual biology research project with a faculty member.

Read More Armstrong Art Senior Creates Winning Logo Design for 2019 Conference

(April 4, 2017) – A design created by Armstrong Senior Sonia Mednick, an Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design, was chosen as the official logo for the 2019 Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) annual meeting, which will be held in Savannah, Ga. 

Read More Armstrong State University Introduces New Study Abroad Program in Cuba

(March 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University will offer a new study abroad program in Havana, Cuba from July 9-29, 2017. Students will learn about the history, culture and contemporary issues affecting the Communist island nation post-Fidel Castro. The program is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a roster of semester credits.

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