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Special Education (M.A.T.)


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Do you want to be certified as a special education teacher? Are you wanting to empower students and other learners with disabilities and exceptionalities across a variety of settings, contexts and curricula?

Our Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program in special education meet D.C.’s certification requirements, which are reciprocal with most states, for special education teachers.

By joining our program in special education, you will gain a core of knowledge, skills and field-based experiences designed to develop your ability to impact student learning across a wide range of situations and at various educational levels. Come learn and practice the science and art of teaching in Trinity’s classrooms and local schools so that you can effectively teach children and youth with special needs in a range of special education settings.

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Featured Courses

EDCC 530 Education of Exceptional Children and Youth EDCC 541 Foundations of Education and the Art of Teaching and Learning EDTE 629 Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities EDTE 630 Human Relations and Career Education in Special Education EDTE 634 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities EDTE 636 Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth EDTE 637 Preparation of Individualized Learning Prescriptions EDTE 675 Student Teaching in Special Education

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Career Paths

  • Special Education Teacher (Grades K-12)
  • Resource Teacher
  • Co-Teacher in an Inclusion Setting

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Trinity’s M.A.T. in special education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.) and nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (C.E.C.). This degree is a state-approved teacher preparation program that prepares individuals for teacher licensure in Special Education (grades K-12) granted by the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (O.S.S.E.).

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