2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, General Curriculum K-12, M.A.T.

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Program Requirements

A prospective student seeking initial level licensure must already have a baccalaureate degree or be employed as a NC Residency teacher. In order to enroll in the MAT program prospective students must have an overall minimum GPA of 2.7 (3.0 preferred) on 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work or 6-9 credit hours of Professional Development Student coursework that is transferable into the MAT program pending successful completion at a 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Prerequisite concentration course requirements should be completed prior to applying for the “A” level license. Required courses are determined by comparing transcripts of previous college coursework with that of concentration area requirements for the “A” level license. Students may have to take additional undergraduate concentration area coursework or submit passing scores for the North Carolina State Board of Education (NCSBE) required specialty content area examination in order to meet licensure requirements. See advisor or department chair for evaluation of these courses or test requirements. Students are required to remove academic area deficiencies prior to enrollment in the graduate methods courses and clinical experience courses. Three letters of recommendation. Resume and written essay outlining applicant’s graduate educational goals and professional objectives.

Additional requirements as part of the SPED program: Students must attend four professional development trainings (e.g., Initial and Advanced IEP development, Classroom Management, and Parent Engagement).

Teacher candidates will build a portfolio that demonstrates skill mastery prior to entry into clinical experience (e.g., IEP, BIP and FBA, Educational Evaluation, and Parent Engagement). 

Advanced Clinical Experience: 6 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 30

Additional Notes

No more than 12 semester hours to be counted toward degree may be completed prior to formal admission to MAT degree program. Credit hours may vary according to entering credentials.

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