Master of Arts in Teaching, Mild/Moderate Special Education and Elementary (531A), Middle (541A), or Secondary Education Grades 6-12 (561A) PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Program 2017-07-19T10:23:39+00:00

Master of Arts in Teaching, Mild/Moderate Special Education and Elementary (531A), Middle (541A), or Secondary Education Grades 6-12 (561A) PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Mild/Moderate Special Education Merged is designed for talented professionals from diverse career backgrounds who have non-education baccalaureate degrees and want to earn initial Louisiana teacher certification in Mild/Moderate Special Education.

This MAT is an integrated/merged program through which candidates earn certification in Mild/Moderate Special Education AND a regular education content/grade level such as Elementary, Middle School Math, Science, etc., or Secondary English, Math, SST, etc.

Graduates of this program will meet the requirements for Louisiana licensure and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

The MAT for Mild/Moderate Special Education Merged program requires 39 hours of graduate coursework, including a one-year Internship in Teaching.  Candidates must present a passing score on the PRAXIS II pedagogy tests for their certification area prior to enrollment in the Internship.  Courses are offered 100% online. Applicants may begin the program in the summer, fall, or spring semester.

For additional information, go to the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Counseling.

Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  318.357.6144
Contact: Ms. Suzanne Williams, Teacher Certification

Prescription of Study: Professional Studies MAT Mild/Moderate Special Education Blended (Elementary, Middle or Secondary) Course Sequence

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCTE) certifies that NSU has met rigorous professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other school specialists and is a national accredited institution.