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Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144, United States
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education leads to a Master’s degree and initial P-12 Certification in Special Education - General Curriculum. The course work as well as the field and clinical experiences are aligned to the Council for Exceptional Children’s Initial Special Education General Curriculum Standards and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s standards for special education. The program content focuses on supporting candidates to teach P-12 students with high incidence disabilities in inclusive settings. Candidates are eligible for the Reading Endorsement upon completion of the program and receipt of a Georgia Induction Certificate once hired.
Courses will be delivered in a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, and online). All core special education courses are taught face-to-face or hybrid. Face-to-Face courses will be held at KSU in the evenings during the fall and spring semester. Courses during summer term will be offered either in the afternoon or evening. Field experience and clinical experience hours are also required, including a yearlong clinical experience. Field experience hours in each of the following teaching levels are required throughout the program: P-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. These experiences are essential to development as a special educator.