Special Education (Adapted Curriculum and Autism), Master | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
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Special Education (Adapted Curriculum and Autism)

12 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MAT in Special Education (Adapted Curriculum and Autism) at the University of Georgia leads to initial certification for students who hold undergraduate degrees in other fields and who do not hold a teaching certification.


Students must develop both initial and advanced skills prior to certification. The Special Education (Adapted Curriculum and Autism) program of study at the University of Georgia includes co-requisites coursework and practicum experiences. All master's degree students in special education also complete applied research as a requirement for their degree.

Learn to teach students with moderate to severe autism and developmental disabilities. Training in this emphasis area prepares you to work with students working in an adapted curriculum, meaning they do not follow the typical general curriculum implemented in most classrooms.

This adapted curriculum may include teaching functional academics, lifelong personal and social skills, vocational skills, recreational and leisure skills, and community involvement. It emphasizes training in behavior management, instructional strategies, technology-based supports, and transition skills. The students who are most frequently served under adapted curriculum are those with moderate, severe, or profound intellectual disability and moderate to severe autism.

Some financial assistance is available for students in this program through the Analysis, Interpretation, Instruction, Management (AIIM) federal personnel preparation grant.


  • Fill a critical shortage area in Georgia
  • Program flexibility for part-time or full-time students
  • Early childhood learning and care is a critical and burgeoning field
  • Funding opportunities available
  • Curriculum aligns with BCBA requirements
  • Opportunities to train in UGA's Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic
  • Certification spans preschool through 12th grade
  • Funding opportunities available
  • Programme Structure

    In this emphasis, coursework also includes:

    • Behavioral methods and instruction
    • Applied behavior analysis
    • Single-subject research design
    • Methods in managing severe aggressive behaviors

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    36 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Students who meet all of the following requirements are eligible to apply:

    • Professional preparation: Earned, or will have earned, a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution before the date of enrollment at the University of Georgia.
    • GPA: Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for all courses taken.
    • TOEFL
    • no GRE or MAT scores are required.

    In the Graduate School application, students should upload the following items:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      24676 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      24676 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      8698 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Athens

    720 - 1170 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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