2023-2024 Brenau University Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Brenau University Catalog

Special Education (M.A.T.)

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The M.A.T. in Special Education is an initial certification program designed for candidates who have completed a baccalaureate degree. In addition to all the course requirements, students must pass the Teaching Field Content Exams for academic content area (GACE) prior to placement with a school system to student teach.

* This symbol is part of the title of the course as this course is applicable to the Liberal Education curriculum as well.

§ = Required for admission to teacher education.

¥ = Contains Field Experience.

All coursework MUST be completed the semester before student teaching or final internship semester.

Prerequisite/Placement Courses

Reading and Writing

Concentration Requirement (12-16 hours)

The major in special education has one area of content concentration (outside of the special education and reading requirements) with subject matter from one of the following disciplines: language arts, mathematics, reading, science or social studies.



One of the science electives must be a four semester-hour lab science. This concentration requires 16 hours.

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  • Earth/Space Science Credits / Units: 3-4

  • Physical Science Credits / Units: 3-4

  • Life Science Elective Credits / Units: 3-4

  • Science Elective Credits / Units: 3-4


Total Semester Hours Required for Degree: 63 - 73

The difference in hours is dependent on which concentration the student chooses.

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