Alternative Route to 5-9 Certification in Middle SchoolMajor: MSED
Degree Awarded: MAT
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/mat-ac
The Alternative Certification program is designed to assist local school districts in meeting the demand for qualified teachers in high need content areas. The program provides candidates with an opportunity to pursue initial teacher certification while working as a full time teacher on a temporary provisional license.
Employment is not required for initial acceptance to the program. However, candidates must be employed in a Kentucky-accredited school by the start of the school year in order to continue in the program. This program is a two year, 30 credit hour program resulting in initial teacher certification and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
Initial Assessment: Admission to Teacher Education. Minimum 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 (http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/info/mat-ac-prereq) with 2.50 GPA or higher. Passing scores on the appropriate content PRAXIS II test(s).
|EDTP 631 Integrated Teaching and Learning I||3|
|EDTP 632 Integrated Teaching and Learning II||3|
|Choose one from the following courses (3 hours)|
|EDTP 607 Middle School Language Arts Methods||3|
|EDTP 608 Middle School Math Methods||3|
|EDTP 609 Middle School Science Methods||3|
|EDTP 610 Middle School Social Studies Methods||3|
|EDTP 633 Integrated Teaching and Learning III||3|
|EDTP 627 Practicum for Alternative Certification||3|
Mid-Point Assessment: Completion of all courses listed above. Satisfactory dispositions assessment. No lower than 2.0 in content methods class(es). All content coursework completed with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 2.0 or higher in Practicum for Alternative Certification. Passing score on 5-9 PLT PRAXIS exam. Satisfactory certification teacher performance assessment (TPA). Positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee.
|EDTP 620 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum/Adolescent Literature||3|
EDTP 678 Supporting the Intern Teacher
|EDTP 679 Supporting the Intern Teacher II||3|
|EDTP 503 Developing Cross-Cultural Competence||3|
|Choose the technology course 1 appropriate for your content certification area:|
|EDTP 580 Digital Citizenship (English, Social Studies, Business, World Lang)||3|
|EDTP 581 Technology Applications for Mathematics Teaching||3|
|EDTP 582 Technology Applications for Science Teaching||3|
|Minimum total hours||30|
Certification Assessment: Satisfactory dispositions assessment. All program course work with 2.5 cumulative GPA. Satisfactory certification teacher performance assessment (TPA). Passing score on 5-9 PLT PRAXIS exam.
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 Alternative Certification degree teacher performance assessment (TPA).
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 acadmeic policies and requirements.
Director of Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Teacher Development
Coordinator of Alternative Certification Program
Vice Dean and Professor
Coordinator of Field & Clinical Placements
Director, Gheens Science Hall Rauch Planetarium