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Special Education (General Curriculum)

12 months
Duration
21153 USD/year
21153 USD/year
12972 USD/year
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About

The MAT in Special Education (General Curriculum) 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.

Overview

Students must develop both initial and advanced skills prior to certification.The program of study 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.

An emphasis in general curriculum is for those interested in teaching students with mild disabilities who are primarily following the general curriculum. Training in this emphasis area prepares teachers to work in collaboration, inclusion, or resource models. The Special Education (General Curriculum) students from University of Georgia who are most frequently served in these settings include those with behavior disorders, learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, other health impaired, and some students with autism or Asperger's.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Opportunity to study abroad in Ireland
  • Small class sizes
  • Certification spans preschool through 12th grade
  • Highly marketable certification area
  • Curriculum

    The minimum 36 hours of coursework includes required courses and applied research individualized to the student's career objectives. This allows students to gain advanced knowledge and skills in various special education topic areas and across the lifespan.

    Master's students are required to complete an "applied project" rather than a typical thesis. These projects consist of extensive research and writing a proposal while enrolled in an independent study course the semester prior to the project's anticipated start.

    Once the proposal is approved by the student's advisor, it is implemented the following semester. The project is completed "in the field" with real students and actual strategies gleaned from the research. Completed works are presented to a graduate committee, and must be approved by a clear majority before the student is allowed to graduate.

    Programme Structure

    In this emphasis, coursework also includes:

    • Methods and individualized assessment
    • Characteristics of learning disabilities and dyslexia
    • Strategy and instruction in content areas
    • Reading interventions
    • Seminar in behavior disorders

    Key information

    Duration

    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    Credits

    36 SCH

    Delivered

    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    3

    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

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

    • Statement of purpose
    • What types of disabilities do you have experience with and envision yourself working with?
    • In what setting would you like to work (e.g., school, clinic, home-based)?
    • What is your primary age/grade of interest?
    • Resume/CV

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      21153 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 21153 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      21153 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 21153 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      12972 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12972 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.

    Funding

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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