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MAT: Special Education

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree candidates, in addition to meeting the MAT degree requirements, must also meet licensure requirements of the state in which they are planning to teach. The Teacher Education Office will offer information concerning licensure requirements in Tennessee. Those seeking to be licensed in other states are responsible for making sure they are meeting their respective state’s requirements. The Teacher Education Office has the addresses and telephone numbers of all state licensure offices in the United States.

Special Education, Modified and Comprehensive, K-12 62 hours

The following list of courses comprise the curriculum for the M.A.T. in Curriculum Instruction with Special Education (K-12) licensure.

I. Pre-Student Teaching, 36 hours

  • EDUC 524, Techniques for Inclusion of Diverse Learners, 3 hours
  • EDUC 533, Educational Technology, 3 hours
  • EDUC 558, Foundations of Education, 3 hours
  • EDUC 555, Literacy Development through Language Arts, 3 hours
  • EDUC 655, K-6 Literacy Methods, 4 hours
  • SPED 508, Survey of Person with Exceptionalities, 3 hours
  • SPED 509, Transition and Vocation Education, 3 hours
  • SPED 519, Assessment and Diagnosis of Persons w/Exceptionalities, 3 hours
  • SPED 521, Language Development, 3 hours
  • SPED 615, Strategies/Programs for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities, 3 hours
  • SPED 616, Characteristics/Needs of Mildly/Moderately Disabled, 3 hours

II. Comprehensive, 8 hours

  • SPED 617, Characteristics/Needs of Low Incidence Disabilities, 3 hours
  • SPED 618, Strategies/Programs for Students w/Low Incidence Disabilities, 34 hours

III. Student Teaching Semester, 9 hours

  • SPED 667, Student Teaching Placement I, 4 hours
  • SPED 668, Student Teaching Placement II, 4 hours
  • SPED 669, Student Teaching Seminar, 1 hour

IV. Post-Student Teaching, 9 hours

  • SPED 514, Gifted and Talented Learners, 3 hours
  • SPED 515, Methods and Materials for Gifted and Talented, 3 hours
  • EDUC 600, Integrating Research and Learning
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  • EDUC 660, Thesis

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