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Special Education MAT

Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education

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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(April 21, 2016) – Armstrong State University Director of International Education Dr. Dorothée Mertz-Weigel will be knighted by the French Ministry of Education in a ceremony to be held at Armstrong in February 2017.

Read More James Loewen Presentation

The College of Education and Department of History cordially invite you to attend a presentation by James Loewen.

Read More College of Education Alumni Honored as 2017 Teachers of the Year

(April 4, 2016) – At a special Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools gala, 28 of Armstrong's College of Education alumni were honored as school-level Teachers of the Year. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education President Jolene Byrne told attendees that this honor is given in recognition and appreciation of the teachers' service to students and families.

Read More College of Ed at National Youth-at-Risk Conference

(March 15, 2016) Armstrong’s College of Education was well represented at the National Youth at Risk conference held March 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia.  

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