The Special Education M.A.T. program offered at Georgia State University prepares highly qualified teachers to be leaders in the field of special education. Teacher candidates who successfully complete program requirements, receive a passing score on the edTPA portfolio assessment and receive a passing score on the appropriate GACE test will obtain a master's degree and be certified to teach in one of four special education areas:
- early childhood special education
- deaf education (concentration temporarily on hold – not accepting applications at this time)
- adapted curriculum
- general curriculum
Graduates across concentrations will be prepared to work with children and youth with special needs. Graduates are provided coursework and practicum experiences resulting in knowledge of characteristics, curriculum, instructional strategies and classroom management procedures.
Select concentration in:
- Adapted Curriculum
- Behavior/Learning Disabilities
- Deaf Education
- Early Childhood Adapted Curriculum
- Early Childhood General Curriculum
Students will learn to work with students in a variety of settings such as:
- separate specialized schools
- typical school settings
- alternative school settings (for example, residential and juvenile justice)
- cognitive and behavioral specialty agencies
- Collaboration with Parents and Professionals
- Language Development and Language Disabilities
- Alternative Approaches to Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities
- Assistive Technology: Reading and Academics
- Methods of Teaching Students with Low-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Physical and Health Management of Students with Disabilities
- Characteristics of Young Children with Disabilities
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
Fall: June 15 (Special Cohort for Gwinnett County ONLY) - Adapted Curriculum or General Curriculum concentrations
- Adapted Curriculum and Deaf Education concentrations are a minimum of 39 hours.
DisciplinesEducation Special Education Educational Psychology View 4279 other Masters in Education in United States
- Online Application
- Application Fee of $50
- Goals Statement (upload with the application). Brief statement that explains the professional and academic goals that you hope to accomplish by completing this program of study. If you have previously enrolled in a teacher certification program, provide an explanation of your experience in that program in your goal statement.
- Resume (upload with the application)
- Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
- Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
- submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment (360)
- GACE Program Admission Assessment
- You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT, SAT or GRE.
International30216 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 12 months.
National30216 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 12 months.
In-State9552 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4776 USD per semester during 12 months.
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