Special Education, Concentration in Moderate/Severe Disabilities P-12, Alternative Certification (MAT)

Admission Requirements

Candidates who meet the following criteria may be eligible to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching program:

Questions about admission should be directed to teacher@louisville.edu

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

Program Requirements

Alternative Route in Special Education, Concentration in Moderate/Severe Disabilities P-12 (MAT)

Student Characteristics
EDSP 540Introduction to Exceptional Children3
EDSP 594Foundational Concepts in Intellectual and Physical Disability3
Pedagogy
EDSP 520Assessment of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities3
EDSP 609Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods I3
EDSP 611Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods II3
EDSP 614Transition Programs and Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities3
EDSP 644Applied Behavior Analysis3
EDSP 518Teaching Reading Special Education P-123
EDSP 546Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication3
EDSP 570Autism: Introduction and Understanding3
EDSP 6353
EDSP 647Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities3
Research
EDSP 697Topical Seminar (Single Case Designs for Evaluating Specialized Instruction - Must be taken in last 3 hours)1-3
EDSP 697Topical Seminar (Applications of Single Case Designs - Must be taken in last 3 hours)1-3
Minimum Total Hours39

Mid-Point Assessment: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; no grade lower than B-minus in all coursework; Exemplary or Target performance on all Hallmark Assessment Tasks to date; Exemplary or Target performance on all rubrics; positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee

Exit Assessment: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; no grade lower than B-minus in all coursework; Exemplary or Target performance on all Hallmark Assessment Tasks; Exemplary or Target performance on all rubrics; positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee.

Certification Assessment: Satisfactory dispositions assessment; no grade lower than B-minus in all coursework; passing scores on PRAXIS exams; positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee.

Degree Candidacy:  If not enrolled during the semester in which you are graduating, you will need to register for a degree candidacy as outlined in General Policies, Procedures and Requirements.

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.