Master in the Art of Teaching with a Focus on Special Education

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
MAT Admissions
MATAdmission@marygrove.edu.
855-628-6279

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
Marygrove’s MAT degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The program is designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs. The structure of the MAT program allows working professionals to obtain their master’s degree in less than two years. Special Education courses completed as part of the MAT do not result in an Endorsement, but may be used in conjunction with other Marygrove Special Education coursework to satisfy requirements for Marygrove’s Endorsement Program in Specific Learning Disabilities.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION
This program is 30 credit hours. Our MAT curriculum is completely online and custom-tailored to fit the needs of working teachers who already have an undergraduate degree and a valid teaching certificate. Our program is designed around certified educators who want to:

  • Work with experienced and caring mentors who are invested in your professional development
  • Enhance your classroom with forward-thinking curriculum ideas you can use right away
  • Complete your coursework online, at your pace & on your schedule (you have 6 years to complete your degree!)
  • Have access to video case studies featuring renowned education experts and classroom practitioners
  • Invest in your own professional development and potentially augment your current pay scale

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Current teaching certificate or employment in a K-12 school.
  • Full time employment or ongoing regular access to a classroom
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed
  • Computer with Internet access

 

CORE COURSES
EDU 568 (3) Teacher as Leader
EDU 622 (3) Meeting the Needs of All Students
EDU 570 (3) Instructional Design
EDU 501 (3) Teacher as Researcher
EDU 618 (3) Effective Design
EDU 5604 (3) Evidence-Based Interventions

SPECIALTY COURSES
SED 565 (3) Teaching Students With Disabilities
SED 570 (3) Students With Disabilities: School, Family, and Community Interaction
SED 573 (3) Assistive Technology in Special Education
SED 575 (3) IEP Development

EXIT REQUIREMENTS
CAPSTONE A
CAPSTONE B
CAPSTONE C

Financial Aid Available

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