The Master of Arts in Teaching, with a concentration in Special Education, is a 33-hour degree for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a field outside of Education. This degree results in a Georgia initial teaching certification in Special Education. Students may choose between two certification tracks: general curriculum and adapted curriculum. Many students who pursue this degree are career changers who want to add a Georgia teaching certificate to an existing degree in an undergraduate content field. Students must complete the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry Assessment and must pass or be exempt from the GACE Program Admission Assessment to be admitted to this program. An undergraduate GPA of 2.7 is required for admission.
A concentration required for initial certification is not met within this program. For graduation, students must complete a set of classes for one of the required concentrations in Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Language Arts, or Reading.