Teaching - Special Education – Secondary (M.A.T)

Earning your Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) from the College of Education & Human Development will prepare you to become certified to teach in Louisiana’s schools.

The M.A.T. is appropriate only for individuals who do NOT hold any teaching certification. This program is designed for those interested in acquiring initial teaching skills of students with mild/moderate disabilities at the secondary education levels along the special education continuum of placements. Students who enroll in this program have the opportunity to become certified in both General Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate at the Secondary level. 

The College of Education & Human Development at UL Lafayette was ranked among the country's best in the U.S. News & World Report's 2023 edition of "Best Graduate Schools." The faculty use innovative, interdisciplinary, and research-based curricula to develop reflective practitioners who demonstrate expertise in knowledge and practice.

This program prepares its students for licensure or certification within the state of Louisiana. For more information regarding credentialing requirements, please visit the licensure programs page.

Secondary & Special Education at UL Lafayette