Become a special needs teacher, even without a bachelor’s in education
Across all education levels, more than 2,000 additional special education teachers are projected to be needed in Georgia by 2026. Brenau’s 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education prepares you to transition into a high-need career as a certified special education teacher.
To enroll in this program, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university. However, your bachelor’s degree can be in any subject; this program is intended for those who want to become teachers but didn’t earn a bachelor’s in education.
M.A.T. curriculum is heavily focused on classroom teaching, and is best for those who want to become a teacher.
M.Ed. programs usually appeal to current teachers who aspire to administrative positions, such as a principal or curriculum developer.
Special education is all about accessibility to quality education to improve lives. At Brenau, you can take advantage of resources like our professional tutoring program, academic coaching and our writing center to have an enjoyable online experience.
Your M.A.T. coursework is 100% online to better fit your busy life
You’re getting a degree from a university that’s GaPSC-approved.
Most classes last just seven weeks, moving along at a pace convenient to you
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Special Education Teachers
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Special Education Teachers in Georgia (all levels), 2018–2020
Beginning your special education career with an M.A.T. can increase your starting salary.
According to Teacher.org, teachers with a master’s make an average of:
more per year nationwide.
Brenau’s M.A.T. in Special Education curriculum includes:
After you complete all of your courses, you’ll apply the skills you learn through a student teaching or internship experience. Brenau’s Office of Clinical Experiences will work with schools and experienced mentors to ensure your success.
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“The professors at Brenau inspired me to become a highly effective educator, and they played an important part in learning different teaching methods that I currently use in my classroom.”
— Anita Smith, ’16