Special Education - Comprehensive, MAT (Hybrid)

Become a Special Education teacher, grades K-12

The MAT in Special Education – Comprehensive is a program that leads to a recommendation for licensure as a K-12 Special Education teacher in Connecticut. Students are admitted in the 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.

This program is offered through a hybrid, synchronous format.

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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
  • Experience a field-based program that connects theory and practice


Ashley Oldham, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Education
Phone: 860.231.5356
Email: [email protected]

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