Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education, Concentration in Moderate and Severe Disabilities P-12 (Alternative Certification)

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Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education Mild and Severe Disabilities P-12 (Alternative Certification) at the University of Louisville Online

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Offered by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville (UofL), the online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education: Moderate and Severe Disabilities (MSD) leads to Alternative Certification and is ideal for those who do not have an academic background in education, but would like to get certified to teach students with MSD.

Teachers pursuing an MSD Alternative Certification are required to be employed on a provisional teaching certification and teaching students with MSD. The Alternative Certification program at UofL allows graduate students to immediately apply knowledge from their coursework to their job.

As a student in the online MAT program, you can cultivate the skills needed to teach students who have intellectual disabilities that impede their academic achievement and affect behavior. By learning how to properly adapt instructional methods and curriculum, you can make education accessible to those with special needs.


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Program Highlights

  • 100% online with 24/7 access to classroom and course materials
  • Personal attention via synchronous learning on Blackboard
  • Comprehensive classroom experiences that allows you to immerse yourself in the field
  • Knowledgeable, experienced team of practitioners, researchers and teachers
  • Start the Alternative Certification program in the Summer Term (those who wish to start in the Fall will enroll in the Traditional option first until they obtain employment)

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will primarily be certified to teach students with moderate and severe disabilities in Kentucky.

Note: This program leads to MSD certification only. Individuals completing this program would not be certified to teach general education (Elementary, Middle or Secondary) unless they completed an additional certification program.

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