Master of Arts in Teaching in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood EducationMajor: IECE
Degree Awarded: MAT
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/mat-iece
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Birth to Primary Teacher Certification Program
The IECE program emphasizes in-depth academic preparation and field experiences that allow teachers to be knowledgeable about the field of early childhood/special education and to develop critical thinking and lifelong learning skills. The program emphasizes:
- Nurturing students as active agents in their own learning
- Authentic, performance-based assessment of teaching and learning
- Meeting the needs of all students
- Responding constructively to socio-cultural differences among students
The program prepares students interested in working with children from birth to age 5 in a wide variety of settings—day care centers, public and private preschools, community programs, and clinics. This program gives students authentic experiences with infants, toddlers, and preschool children in the areas of curriculum development, typical and atypical child development, programs and services for children and their families, family involvement and intervention, screening and assessment, program administration, current topics, and practicum/action research.
The goals of this program include:
- IECE Teacher Certification
- Preparation of teachers for the education of typical and atypical children in different settings
- Provide background information on Kentucky Child Learning and Assessment Standards
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, interview.
|EDTP 527 Inquiry into Early Childhood Education and Child Development||3|
|EDTP 532 Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Education||3|
|EDTP 536 Theories of Play||3|
|EDTP 537 Infant/Toddler Development and Care||3|
|EDTP 638 Literacy and Social Studies Methods in IECE||3|
|EDTP 639 Mathematics and Science Methods in IECE||3|
|EDTP 630 Building Learning Communities (with Field Experience)||4|
|EDSP 533 Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Special Education||3|
|EDSP 684 Family Dynamics and Early Interventions in IECE||3|
|EDSP 683 Early Childhood/Special Education Screening||3|
Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Student Teaching: No lower than 2.0 in EDTP 638 and EDTP 639; successful completion of all courses listed above except EDSP 684; Positive recommendation from Program Committee (including assessment of dispositions and mid-program portfolio).
|EDTP 614 Student Teaching (Birth to Primary)||3|
|EDTP 615 Student Teaching (Primary)||3|
|Minimum total hours: ||37|
Certification Assessment: After Student Teaching: Satisfactory dispositions assessment, 2.0 or higher in student teaching, satisfactory certification portfolio, Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams, positive recommendation from ECEE Program Committee.
Degree Assessment: Satisfactory dispositions assessment, all program course work with 3.0 cumulative GPA (and no more than a total of two "C's" in degree courses, satisfactory degree portfolio.
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 the graduate catalog, http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog/toc#Academic_Policies, under the section called academic policies and requirements.
E. Todd Brown
Director Early Childhood and Elementary Program
Director of the Early Learning Campus