Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education is for educators who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Special Education (K-12): Adapted Curriculum or Special Education (K-12) General Curriculum at UNC Charlotte. The M.A.T. is Phase II of the Teaching Special Education Program is offered 100% online. Students can complete the 5 additional courses (12 hours) to complete the 33-hour master’s degree program in an online format.

Who would benefit from this program?

  • Qualified candidates who have completed Phase I may apply to continue into Phase II to complete the remaining requirements for the Master’s degree and qualify for the advanced Standard Professional II teaching license.

What can I expect to learn in this program?

  • The M.A.T. coursework is fully online so it provides flexibility and convenience for you to study and participate from your home or office. Furthermore, our courses are immersive and highly interactive. This combination ensures the rigor, quality and flexibility of our online learning environment, while focusing on the hands-on teaching methods that effectively prepare our students to excel in their future careers.
  • During Phase II, candidates will continue to develop teaching skills and insights as you apply what you learn to classroom situations. You will also develop skills in research and leadership through courses in research, advanced classroom management, and consultation and collaboration. Students complete individual master’s projects as part of the requirements.