Master of Education with a major in Special Education
This online graduate program is an initial certification program for teachers who are employed in P-12 classrooms serving students with significant disabilities. The program focuses on increasing teachers’ knowledge and skills in implementing evidence-based interventions to positively impact the learning and behavior of their P-12 learners.
Employment as a teacher of students with disabilities with either (1) an Induction Pathway 4 certificate in special education adapted curriculum or (2) a Standard Professional Teaching Certificate in another field; with a minimum of 20 contact hours per week throughout fall and spring semesters with one or more students who are eligible for special education – adapted curriculum.
Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on all attempted, college-level undergraduate and graduate coursework.
A content concentration consisting of fifteen (15) semester hours of academic content that conforms with the GAPSC preparation requirements of content concentrations for middle grades.
Passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or documentation of an exemption based on the GAPSC exemption criteria