M.A.T. in Special Education

The M.A.T. program is for those persons who do not have an “A” level license in special education. Qualified persons with a B.A or B.S. degree may earn a teaching license and graduate degree simultaneously. The program consists of a professional core, pedagogy courses, and a concentration in General Curriculum for individuals interested in working with children and youth with mild to moderate disabilities or Adaptive Curriculum for individuals interested in working with children and youth with severe disabilities.

Admission Criteria:

• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
• 3.0 average on last half of undergraduate program or 2.85 overall GPA
• Satisfactory score on the GRE
• Three letters of recommendation
• Acceptance into Western Carolina University's Graduate School

Program: 39-45 semester hours of graduate study:

• 18 semester hours professional core
• 21 semester hours for General Curriculum concentration or 27 semester hours for Adaptive Curriculum concentration
• Exit portfolio
• State-required licensure examinations

 

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