Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Elementary Education (P-5)Major: ERED
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 Teacher Education, Minimum undergraduate degree GPA 2.75, Minimum GRE scores [Verbal 150 (450), Quantitative 143 (490), Analytical Writing 4.0], three letters of recommendation, professional statement, bachelor’s degree, C or higher in English 102 and oral communication. Completion of prerequisite courses with 3.0 overall GPA, and no grade lower than a “C.” Prerequisite courses include: Biology, Physical Science, Science Lab, MATH 151, MATH 152, ART 407, MUSE 525, and HSS 274.
|*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||3|
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).
|*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||3|
|EDTP 504 Teaching with Technology 1||2|
|EDTP 505 Challenging Advanced Learners 2||1|
1 Can be taken at any point in the program.
2 Must be taken concurrently with student teaching.
|* Course is required for certification|
|Minimum total hours ||36|
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).
Degree Candidacy: If not enrolled during the semester in which you are graduating, you will need to register for master's candidacy as outlined in the graduate catalog, http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog/toc#Policies_Governing_Graduate_Courses, under the section called academic policies and requirements.
Director Early Childhood and Elementary Program