MAT in Special Education General Curriculum

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT - initial certification)
Special Education

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Deadline for Preferred Admsission: April 1

Final Admission Deadline: April 15


Program Description:

The MAT in Special Education leads to a Master’s degree and initial P-12 Certification in Special Education: General Curriculum. Candidates are eligible for the Reading Endorsement upon completion and receipt of their Georgia clear renewable teaching certificate. The course work as well as the field and clinical experiences are aligned to the Council for Exceptional Children’s Initial Special Education: General Curriculum Standards and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s standards for special education.  Courses will be delivered in a variety of formats (online, hybrid and face-to-face). Face-to-Face courses will be held at KSU in the evenings from (5:00-7:45 pm). Field experience and clinical experience hours are also required, including a full-time final internship. 


Program of Study:

Summer I

  • EDUC 6110: Adolescent Development and Learning
  • EDUC 6120: Diversity and Exceptionality
  • INED 7715: Characteristics of Diverse Learners

Fall I

  • INED 7760: Curriculum Development for Diverse Learners
  • INED 7730: Assessment for Diverse Learners

Spring I

  • INED 7720: Positive Behavior Management Strategies
  • INED 7780: Collaborative Practices

Summer II

  • INED 7705: Educational Foundations for Diverse Learners
  • INED 7781: Cultural Issues
  • EDRD 7715: Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Reading

Fall II

  • INED 7965: MAT Special Education Practicum II
  • EDRD 7717: Reading Assessment and Instruction
  • INED 7782: Applied Linguistics

Spring II

  • INED 7970: Special Education Practicum III
  • EDRD 7718: Content Area Reading and Writing

TOTAL 48 Credit Hours


For more information:

Melinda Ross                                                
Program Director                                         
(770) 423-6043                                             
GradEd@kennesaw.edu