The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Special Education (K-12) is two-phase 39-hour master’s degree program. Students eligible for this online program are those who have completed Phase I, the 27-credit-hour Graduate Certificate, in either Special Education (K-12): Adapted Curriculum or Special Education (K-12) General Curriculum and have obtained their North Carolina's Professional Educator's Initial teaching license. Full time special education classroom teaching placement is highly preferred to complete Phase II of the M.A.T.
Phase II of the Special Education (K-12) M.A.T. consists of 12-credit-hours which completes this master’s degree for students following the Adapted Curriculum track as well as for those following the General Curriculum track.