What is the MATX program?
Make a positive impact on the lives of children with special needs and become a special education teacher.
The MAT-X is a post-baccalaureate program designed for individuals who are seeking an alternate route to become a highly qualified special educator. The MAT-X program of study consists of 11 graduate level courses that are offered completely online. All participants in the program will receive a mild/ moderate special education endorsement on their teaching license. Before participants can enroll in the first internship course, they must secure a teaching position in a Mississippi public school as a special education teacher and provide a copy of their employment contract.
Every class you will need is available ONLINE! Students may begin taking courses at the start of any semester. Courses are not sequenced except for one or two exceptions.
Through the program students will be eligible to receive a:
- 3 year Class A non-renewable license after admission to the MATX program and successful completion of the three initial licensure courses and testing requirements. (The initial license may not be accepted in other states.)
- 5 year Class A renewable license after receiving a 3 year Class A non-renewable license and successful completion of the year-long internship and co-requisite classes
- 5 year Class AA renewable license after graduation from the MATX degree program (coursework and comprehensive examination)
What are some potential careers?
This degree is singularly focused on individuals who want a career in special education.
Who should pursue this degree?
If you’re looking to start a new career in teaching special education, this is an excellent route to take.
We are no longer able to place students in Georgia for internships. Residents living in Georgia will not be eligible for licensure.