What is the MATX program?

Make a positive impact on the lives of special need children and become a high school special education teacher. Candidates will be upgraded to a class AA license once the master's degree is completed.

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
  • 5 year Class A renewable license after receiving a 3 year Class A non-renewable license and completing the year-long internship and co-requisite classes
  • 5 year Class AA renewable license after completion of 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 ed, this is an excellent route to take.

“I love Mississippi State! Not only did I receive my bachelor’s degree from State, my son is now in his senior year pursuing his. I chose Mississippi State Online because it is convenient for me to further my education while I work as a teacher full-time. Hail State!”

Manda McClure, Ackerman, MS

Good ACT score? A composite score of 21 on the ACT exempts you from having to take the CORE exam.

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We are no longer able to place students in Georgia for internships. Residents living in Georgia will not be eligible for licensure.

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