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About this course

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education program at Georgia College offers training in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to be an effective educator of students with mild disabilities in our public schools. The program provides students with strong preparation under the direction of highly qualified faculty who have all been teachers in special education classrooms. The M.A.T. program at Georgia College is specifically designed for adult learners seeking a career change and is taught at our Graduate Education Center in Macon. Geared towards working adults, some coursework is on-line and internship requirements are flexible and often completed on the job as a teacher holding temporary certification while completing the degree requirements.

Entry Requirements


If you hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and are interested in a challenging career teaching students with mild disabilities, then you have completed the first steps. The M.A.T. in Special Education is open to any student holding a bachelors degree and no background in education or specific area is required.

A complete set of application materials consists of:
1) the application forms
2) official copies of undergraduate transcripts
3) a passing score on the Writing Assessment Test
4) a passing score or proof of exemption on the GACE Test of Basic Skills
5) two letters of professional recommendation
6) G.P.A. 2.25