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Special Education

University of South Carolina

24 months
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33928 USD/year
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12688 USD/year
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About

The Special Education MAT program from University of South Carolina will provide the knowledge and skills to prepare you to become an effective teacher for students with disabilities, as designated by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Overview

The primary mission for the Special Education MAT program from University of South Carolina is to provide initial certification in Special Education to career changers or those persons deciding to become teachers after graduation from college with a degree in an area other than education. Moreover, the program’s goals emphasize preparing future special education teachers to respect the diverse characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities and their families by upholding the CEC professional ethical principles, practice standards, and professional policies.

What kinds of work will I be able to do?

Upon completing the MAT in Special Education, you will be able to apply for a South Carolina license to teach K-12 students with disabilities in your chosen area of specialization. Special Education teachers are in great demand and our graduates are highly sought after for teaching positions across the state. If you choose to add on additional certification areas or endorsements, a range of professional positions may become available to you, such as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, or Secondary Transition Specialist.

Will I be able to specialize?

Yes. You can choose one of the following areas of specialization: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Severe and Multiple Disabilities. In addition, many of our teacher candidates seek additional certifications or endorsements. For example, you can combine Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, and Learning Disabilities and receive a Multi-categorical license. We also offer course work for endorsements for Gifted and Talented Education, Secondary Transition Specialist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exceptional Children
  • Managing Problem Behavior in the Classroom
  • Technology and Exceptional Populations
  • Research in Education
  • Instruction of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
  • Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    33928 USD/year
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  • National

    33928 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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