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Accessing the General and/or Adapted Curriculum

Students accepted into the 5-year Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program complete course work leading to initial licensure in K-12 Special Education.

The General Curriculum program is designed to prepare students to work collaboratively while supporting K-12 students with disabilities to experience success in the general education setting.

The Adapted Curriculum program is designed to prepare students to work with students with moderate and severe disabilities who are participating in the Adapted Curriculum across a variety of settings.

Rigorous coursework and high expectations enable teacher candidates to be fully prepared to work with this diverse population of students.  During their programs the teacher candidates will work in elementary, middle and high school placements in general education classrooms, resource rooms and/or adapted classrooms.  Teacher candidates can have placements within the six surrounding school districts which provides them with diverse teaching experiences.

Students can major in any liberal arts discipline but the IDLS major was designed to partner with education programs.

Program Overview

The SPED Accessing the General Curriculum Program prepares teacher candidates to become special education teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade.  The teacher candidates will be prepared to work with students with disabilities and students of all levels who are working towards a standard high school diploma within the general education curriculum.

Program Coordinator
Graduate Prog. Director
Dr. Dani-Allen Bronaugh
(540) 568-4952

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