Mississippi State University

Recent News:

  • Are you a member or veteran of the military? If so, please contact us for information on getting your Praxis test paid for!
  • Attention: If you made at least a 21 on the ACT with no subscore below 18, you are exempt from Praxis Core!
  • Admission Requirement Update: GRE is no longer required!


The Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education (MATX) is an alternate route program that is offered completely online. It prepares individuals to teach mild to moderate special education classes in grades K-12. Through MATX, those who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution can become a teacher after three online classes. Once candidates complete the three licensure courses, they will be recommended for a three-year non-renewable license. MATX students will then complete an internship; a series of four courses taken while teaching. Once this is completed, candidates will receive a class A renewable teaching license allowing them to teach special education in grades K-12. Candidates will be upgraded to a class AA license once the Master’s degree is complete. Cohorts begin in spring, summer, and fall.

Interested in Teaching High School?

**We are not currently able to admit students living in the state of Georgia.**