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马会论坛's Master of Arts in Teaching reinforces an educator's commitment to the classroom by increasing command of subject matter fortified with new teaching methods and strategies. The programs emphasize an inductive approach to learning. Hence, discovery and inquiry play an important part in the program. Faculty members teach as they would have graduates teach 鈥 in an open, flexible, considerate manner, in which experimentation and evaluation are encouraged.

This graduate degree program, MAT with an Emphasis in Special Education, is designed to provide the foundation for teacher preparation leading to Missouri initial teacher certification and is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Emphasis in Special Education is designed to provide the foundation for teacher preparation leading to Missouri initial teacher certification in mild/moderate disabilities: cross-categorical (K-12). Coursework is specifically directed toward knowledge of characteristics of learners with special needs, assessment practices, research-based behavior and academic interventions and inclusive practices.


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Providing Excellence in Teacher Preparation

CAEP-Accredited Program

马会论坛's Master of Arts in Teaching degree program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Advance Your Career with a Master of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Special Education

Adding a Webster鈥檚 Special Education master鈥檚 to your existing experience can help you advance your career. You鈥檒l gain expertise in curriculum, advocacy and collaboration that will equip you for a leadership role within your current school or district, or allow you to explore new educational opportunities. Some of our graduates have used their Webster education to advocate for people with disabilities in community organizations.

Career Outlook for Special Education Teachers

According to The , Missouri jobs in special education are expected to grow by 5%-6% over the next decade. Additionally, there is a considerable shortage of teachers in the special education field, according to the . You can feel confident knowing that earning your graduate degree will be a worthwhile investment.

Salaries for Master鈥檚 in Special Education Graduates

Special education teachers can typically expect a salary boost after they earn a master鈥檚 degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics indicates special education teachers earn a median salary of a year. Salaries vary depending on your location and specific experience, but earning your master鈥檚 will help strengthen your skills as an educator and help you stand out in the job market.

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