Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Alternative Certification (MAT)
Candidates who meet the following criteria may be eligible to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching program:
- Application to Graduate School. This should be completed three to four weeks prior to the application deadline.
- Minimum test scores as required by EPSB. Please note: when submitting test scores through ETS, use the general University of Louisville code, 1838.
- Bachelor's degree with minimum undergraduate degree GPA of 2.75 (official transcripts required)
- C or higher in ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and oral communication courses
- Professional Statement
- Signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines
- Three Letters of Recommendation
Candidates considering applying to the MAT program should contact the Education Advising and Student Services office (email@example.com) prior to applying for admission.
Admission is competitive. Candidates who meet minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program.
|EDSP 632||Universal Design for Learning Using Technology||3|
|EDSP 600||Creativity and the Young Child||3|
|EDSP 6XX Classroom Management Elective (inconsultation with faculty advisor)||3|
|EDSP 537||Infant/Toddler Instruction and Care||3|
|EDSP 533||Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum||3|
|EDTP 627||Practicum for Alternative Certification Program 1||1.5|
|EDSP 583||Early Childhood Special Education Assessment||3|
|EDSP 515||Communication and Socialization in Early Childhood||3|
|EDTP 678||Supporting the Second Year Alternative Certification Teacher I||1.5|
|EDSP 584||Families and Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education||3|
|EDTP 679||Supporting the Second Year Alternative Certification Teacher II||1.5|
|Minimum Total Hours||30|
Requires two semesters.
Midpoint Assessment: Successful completion of all courses listed above with 3.0 cumulative GPA and no lower than 2.0 in each course; Positive recommendation from Program Committee including assessment of dispositions.
Degree Assessment: All program course work with 3.0 cumulative GPA (and no more than a total of two “C’s” (six (6) credit hours) in degree courses).
Degree Candidacy: Students not enrolled during the semester in which they intend to graduate must register for degree candidacy as outlined in Academic Policies, Procedures, and Requirements.
Certification Assessment: Eligible for degree; Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams; assessment of dispositions and standards in courses completed after mid-point; positive recommendation from Educator Certification Committee.
Praxis Disclaimer: Teacher certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for certification test(s), please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website at epsb.ky.gov/ or ets.org/praxis/ky for current requirements.