Middle School Education (MAT)

Admission Requirements

Candidates who meet the following criteria may be eligible to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Candidates considering application to the MAT program should contact the Education Advising and Student Services office (teacher@louisville.edu) prior to applying for admission.

Admission is competitive. Candidates who meet minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program.

Applicants must complete/satisfy the following:

  1. Application to Graduate School. This should be completed three to four weeks prior to the application deadline.
  2. Minimum test scores as required by EPSB.
    Please note: when submitting test scores through ETS, use the general University of Louisville code, 1838.
  3. Praxis II Content Exam registration and/or scores
  4. Bachelor's degree from Accredited College or University with major in content area or appropriate prerequisite courses and a minimum 2.75 Grade Point Average (official transcripts required)
  5. Grade of C or higher in ENGL 102 (or equivalent)
  6. C or higher in oral communication course
  7. TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo
  8. Professional Statement 
  9. Three Letters of Recommendation
  10. Signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines
  11. Acceptable interview
  1.  

Program Requirements

Single Content Area Certification

EDTP 602Exploring Teaching in the Sociopolitical Contexts of P-12 Schools3
ECPY 607Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development3
EDTP 501General Methods3
NOTE: The above three courses must be completed prior to Content Methods course
Choose one from the following courses3
Middle School Language Arts Methods 4
Middle School Math Methods 4
Middle School Science Methods 4
Middle School Social Studies Methods 4
EDSP 545Exceptional Children in the Regular Classroom 43
Mid-Point Assessment 1
EDTP 617Student Teaching: Middle School6
EDTP 677Capstone Seminar: Initial Certification 33
Certification Assessment: After Student Teaching 3
EDTP 541Teaching Middle School3
EDTP 503Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: Teaching Students from Diverse Backgrounds 23
EDTP 620Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 23
Choose the technology course appropriate for your content certification area: 23
Technology Applications for Mathematics Teaching
Technology Applications for Science Teachers
Digital Citizenship: Technology and Teaching
Minimum Total Hours36
Degree Assessment: Satisfactory dispositions assessment; all program coursework completed with 3.0 cumulative GPA (and no more than a total of two grades of C (six (6) credit hours) in degree courses); satisfactory teacher performance assessment (TPA).
 

Degree Candidacy: Students not enrolled during the semester in which they intend to graduate must register for degree candidacy as outlined in the Graduate Catalog.

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.

1

Prior to Student Teaching:  Satisfactory dispositions assessment; no lower than 2.0 GPA in content methods class; within three (3) credit hours of meeting content requirements. ECPY 607 and EDTP 501EDTP 602, and content method course passed;  satisfactory mid-point teacher performance assessment (TPA); positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee; electronic documentation of 200 hours of diverse and approved field experiences.

2

 Can be taken at any point in the program.

3

 Must be taken concurrently with student teaching.

4

 Must be taken concurrently.


Dual Content Area Certification

EDTP 602Exploring Teaching in the Sociopolitical Contexts of P-12 Schools3
ECPY 607Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development3
EDTP 501General Methods3
NOTE: The above three courses must be taken prior to the Content Methods Courses
Choose two from the following courses 6
Middle School Language Arts Methods 4
Middle School Math Methods 4
Middle School Science Methods 4
Middle School Social Studies Methods 4
EDSP 545Exceptional Children in the Regular Classroom 43
Mid-Point Assessment 1
EDTP 617Student Teaching: Middle School6
EDTP 677Capstone Seminar: Initial Certification 33
Certification Assessment
EDTP 503Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: Teaching Students from Diverse Backgrounds 23
EDTP 541Teaching Middle School3
EDTP 620Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 23
Choose the technology course appropriate for your content certification area 23
Technology Applications for Mathematics Teaching
Technology Applications for Science Teachers
Digital Citizenship: Technology and Teaching
Minimum Total Hours39
Degree Assessment: Satisfactory dispositions assessment; all program coursework completed with 3.0 cumulative GPA (and no more than a total of two grades of C (six (6) credit hours) in degree courses); satisfactory teacher performance assessment (TPA).

Degree Candidacy: Students not enrolled during the semester in which they intend to graduate must register for degree candidacy as outlined in the Graduate Catalog.

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.

1

Prior to Student Teaching:  Satisfactory dispositions assessment; no lower than 2.0 GPA in either content methods classes; within three (3) credit hours of meeting content requirements; ECPY 607 and EDTP 501, EDTP 602, and content methods courses passed; satisfactory mid-point teacher performance assessment (TPA); positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee; electronic documentation of 200 hours of diverse and approved field experiences.

2

 Can be taken at any point in the program.

3

 Must be taken concurrently with student teaching.

4

 Must be taken concurrently.

 
 

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle School Education program prepares students to meet the requirements for certification and/or licensure.  If you plan to pursue professional licensure or certification you should first determine your state’s criteria for examination and licensure to see how/if our program meets those requirements prior to enrollment. We recommend that you also contact your state’s licensing board directly to verify that the requirements have not changed recently and to answer any questions especially those regarding additional requirements beyond the degree. 

More information about certification or licensure is available at the following website: louisville.edu/oapa/licensure-information (you may search by school or by the name of the program then click on 'View Details' to display the information).

For programs with an online option, more information about certification or licensure is available here: louisville.edu/online/About-Us (please scroll down near the bottom of the page and click on the licensing disclosures tab).