Teaching, M.A.T. - Special Education K-12

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/curriculum-and-learning/programs.

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.

Program Sequence – 47 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation

Core Requirements (23 Credits)
SED 502 – Introduction to Exceptional Learners
SED 503 – Learning Theory and Development  
EDU 509 – Student Teaching Seminar
EDU 571 – English Language Learners
EDU 596 – MAT Student Teaching 1
EDU 597 – MAT Student Teaching 2                                                                        

Concentration in Special Education K-12 (24 Credits)
SED 504 – Curriculum and Program Planning for Exceptional Learners
SED 505Literacy Instruction and Program Planning in Special Education
SED 509 – Diagnostic Assessment and Mathematics Instruction of Exceptional Learners
SED 517 – Introduction to Adaptive Technology
SED 519 – Clinical Practices in Developmental Disabilities
SED 521 – Diagnostic Assessment of Exceptional Learners
SED 527 – Positive Behavior Support for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
SED 531 – Research in Special Education

EDU 591 Special Project in Education