Graduate & Adult Studies

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

I. Pre-Student Teaching, Modified and Comprehensive, 33 hours

EDUC 533 Educational Technology, 3 hours
EDUC 558 Foundations of Education, 3 hours*
EDUC 566 Issues in Human Development, 3 hours
EDUC 622 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems, 3 hours
EDUC 630 Educational Research, 3 hours
EDUC 655 Reading Instruction and Assessment, 3 hrs.*
SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours*
SPED 519 Assessment/Diagnosis of Persons w/Exceptionalities, 3 hours
(SPED 508 is prerequisite for SPED 519)
SPED 616 Characteristics/Needs of Mildly/Moderately Disabled, 3 hours*
(SPED 508 is prerequisite for SPED 616)
SPED 617 Characteristics/Needs of Low Incidence Disabilities 3 hours
(SPED 508 is prerequisite for SPED 617)
SPED 625 Managing Challenging Behaviors, 3 hours

II. Student Teaching Semester, 9 hours

EDUC 667 Student Teaching: Placement One, 4 hours
EDUC 668 Student Teaching: Placement Two, 4 hours
EDUC 669 Seminar in Student Teaching, 1 hour

III. Post Student Teaching, 3 hrs.

Thesis Option: EDUC 660, Thesis, 3 hours
NOTE: EDUC 631, Research in the Content Field, is a prerequisite to EDUC 660,
which will add three hours to the overall number of hours required for the
MAT degree.
Non-Thesis Option: EDUC 600, Integrating Research and Learning, 3 hours


Graduate and Adult Studies
1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760

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