Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Elementary Education (P-5)
Degree Awarded: MAT
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/mat-eee
The MAT in Early Elementary Education enables graduate students to earn their initial teaching certificate for grades P-5 in Kentucky. Candidates learn to teach through instruction in pedagogy, child development, special education, gifted education, technology and diversity. They develop their skills in field experiences in local area schools. The Early Elementary Education program emphasizes meeting the needs of the individual learner using best instructional practices in a standards-based environment. Through coursework and clinical field experiences, teacher education students become critical thinkers who are prepared to meet the demands of 21st century elementary education.
Initial Assessment: Admission to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and Teacher Education; minimum undergraduate degree GPA 2.75; minimum GRE scores as required by EPSB; three letters of recommendation; professional statement; signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines; Bachelor’s degree and specific prerequisite courses; "C" or higher in English 102 and oral communication course; and acceptable interview.
|*EDTP 602 Exploring Teaching Within the Socio-Cultural Context of P-12 Schools||3|
|*ECPY 607 Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development||3|
|*EDTP 501 General Methods||3|
|(NOTE: The above three courses must be taken prior to any of the next 4 courses)||3|
|*EDTP 603 Language Arts Methods||3|
|*EDTP 604 Mathematics Methods||3|
|*EDTP 605 Science Methods||3|
*EDTP 606 Social Studies Methods
Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Student Teaching: No lower than 2.0 in each content methods class; all prerequisites met; all courses listed above passed; Positive recommendation from Elementary Program Committee (including assessment of dispositions and mid-program portfolio). Electronic documentation of 200 hours of diverse and approved field experiences.
|*EDTP 615 Student Teaching (Primary)||3|
|*EDTP 616 Student Teaching (Intermediate)||3|
|*EDSP 545 Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom||3|
Certification Assessment:After Student Teaching: All certification course work* completed with 2.5 cumulative GPA; 2.0 or higher in each student teaching course; Passing scores on required PRAXIS and PLT exams; Positive recommendation from Elementary Program Committee (including assessment of dispositions and final certification portfolio).
EDTP 503 Developing Cross-Cultural Competence 1
EDTP 580 Digital Citizenship: Teaching with Technology 1
1 Can be taken at any point in the program.
|* Course is required for certification|
Minimum total credit hours
Prerequisite courses remaining to complete certification requirements:
Degree Assessment: All program course work with 3.0 cumulative GPA(and no more than a total of two “C’s” in degree courses); Positive recommendation from Elementary Program Committee (including assessment of dispositions and final degree portfolio).
Praxis Disclaimer: Teacher certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for certification test(s), please refer to the Education Profession Standards Board (EPSB) website at www.epsb.ky.gov or www.ets.org/praxis for current requirements.
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, "Academic Policies,Procedures, and Requirements".
Director Early Childhood and Elementary Program
Chair of Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department
Interim Director of Early Learning Campus
Director of Minority Teacher Recruitment Project