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Master of Arts in Teaching/Special Education

Master of Arts in Teaching / Special Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a speciaization in Special Education in the School of Education is designed to prepare individuals seeking initial licensure in P-12 Mild Intervention for careers teaching children with disabilities in the public schools. This proposed program emphasizes the knowledge, dispositions, and skills required of special education teachers, and incorporates the performance standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The program is designed to meet the licensure requirements of the state of Indiana, and has earned national recognition from CEC. The MAT program addresses the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC). The Master of Arts in teaching program is for individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree, but who are interested in becoming licensed as special education teachers in mild intervention (P-12). The program is designed with hybrid and online courses for working adults.

Candidates must take the appropriate state-required examinations when seeking licensure and should check with their advisors before registering for any examination. Interested applicants should visit the graduate application website for information about qualifications and the application process, or contact the Education Advising Office.

Admission Procedures

For further information regarding admission procedures, please see the School of Education Graduate Degrees page.

Application deadline is July 1; program starts in late August.

For more information, contact the graduate advisor at

Degree Requirements (36 cr.)

All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise designated

  • EDUC-K 505 Introductory Special Education for Graduate Students
  • EDUC-K 508 Math and Science Methods for Special Education
  • EDUC-K 511 Language Arts Methods for Special Education
  • EDUC-K 525 Survey of Mild Handicaps
  • EDUC-K 553 Classroom Management and Behavior Support
  • EDUC-P 519 Psycho-Educational Assessment of Exceptional Children

Advanced Requirements (6 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 565 Collaboration and Service Delivery
  • EDUC-K 595 Practicum in Special Education (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar (1 cr.)

Master Requirements (12 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 501 Adapting Computers for Special Education
  • EDUC-K 502 Communication and Children with Exceptional Needs
  • EDUC-K 507 Professional Teaching Standards Project
  • EDUC-P 514 Life Span Development: Birth-Death

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2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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