Special Education, Concentration in Moderate/Severe Disabilities P-12, Alternative Certification (MAT)
Candidates who meet the following criteria may be eligible to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching program:
- Complete graduate application. This should be completed three to four weeks prior to the application deadline.
- Minimum Test Scores as required by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
Please note: when submitting test scores through ETS, use the general University of Louisville code, 1838.
- Bachelor's Degree from Accredited College or University with a minimum 2.75 Grade Point Average (official transcripts required)
- C or better in ENGL 102 (or equivalent)
- C or better in oral communication course
- Professional Writing Requirements
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Acceptable interview
- Signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines
Questions about admission should be directed to email@example.com.
Admission is competitive. Candidates who meet minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program.
Alternative Route in Special Education, Concentration in Moderate/Severe Disabilities P-12 (MAT)
|EDSP 540||Introduction to Exceptional Children||3|
|EDSP 594||Foundational Concepts in Intellectual and Physical Disability||3|
|EDSP 520||Assessment of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities||3|
|EDSP 609||Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods I||3|
|EDSP 611||Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods II||3|
|EDSP 614||Transition Programs and Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities||3|
|EDSP 644||Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDSP 518||Teaching Reading Special Education P-12||3|
|EDSP 546||Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication||3|
|EDSP 570||Autism: Introduction and Understanding||3|
|EDSP 647||Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities||3|
|EDSP 697||Topical Seminar (Single Case Designs for Evaluating Specialized Instruction - Must be taken in last 3 hours)||1-3|
|EDSP 697||Topical Seminar (Applications of Single Case Designs - Must be taken in last 3 hours)||1-3|
|Minimum Total Hours||39|
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.