Special Education – Comprehensive, M.A.T.

Become a Special Education teacher, grades K-12

The M.A.T in Special Education – Comprehensive is a 48-credit program that leads to a recommendation for licensure as a K-12 Special Education teacher in Connecticut. Students are admitted in fall, spring, and summer through a rolling admissions process.

The program prepares highly effective practitioners in Special Education whose work is grounded in current research, theory, and evidence-based practice. Candidates develop professional skills and dispositions to effect positive change for students with specialized learning needs. We are guided by the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and seek to prepare the next generation of teachers to enact these values in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

Degree Program Designed for Working Professionals

The Special Education-Comprehensive M.A.T. program is designed with the working professional in mind. Courses typically begin at or after 4 p.m. and include the option to complete the program on a full- or part-time basis.

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Program Outcomes

  • Learn best practices in curriculum and instruction in special education.
  • Develop equitable teaching practices that support the learning of all students.
  • Complete and collaborate in a field-based program that connects theory and practice.

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