The program is designed for candidates who hold a Professional Level Four Certificate or equivalent in Special Education with certification in one or more of the following concentrations: Adaptive Curriculum and General Curriculum. It is an approved program by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and meets the certificate upgrade requirements mandated by the Professional Standards Commission. This master’s program is based upon the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and the value of diverse, intensive field experiences working with diverse student populations. It is offered fully online and requires completion of a 36 hour program of study.
1. Complete requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Possess or be eligible for a Georgia level four certificate or equivalent or possess or be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility for an Induction certificate. Certification must be in Special Education: Adaptive Curriculum or Special Education: General Curriculum. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Certificate of Eligibility for an Induction certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate.
3. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
4. Present current official report from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) showing competitive scores.
5. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
6. Submit a completed ‘Disclosure and Affirmation Form’ that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of ‘B’ or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (www.naces.org)
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Last updated: 6/15/2017
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