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Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle School Education

Major: MSED
Degree Awarded: MAT
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/mat-mse


Program Information

The MAT in Middle School Education enables graduate students to earn their initial teaching certification for Kentucky in the content areas of English, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies. Teacher candidates learn to teach through instruction in pedagogy, child development, special education, technology and diversity. The program integrates field experiences that align both with program studies and professional education career goals.



Curriculum


Single Content Area Certification

Initial Assessment: Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies & Teacher Education. Minimum undergraduate degree GPA 2.75; minimum GRE scores as required by EPSB; Praxis II content exam registration and/or scores; three letters of recommendation; professional statement; signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines; Bachelor’s degree with major in content area or appropriate prerequisite courses; "C" or higher in English 102 and oral communication; 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 completed prior to Content Methods course)  
Choose one from that following courses (3 hours) 3
*EDTP 607  Middle School Language Art Methods 3  
*EDTP 608  Middle School Math Methods 3  
*EDTP 609  Middle School Science Methods 3  
*EDTP 610  Middle School Social Studies Methods 3  
*EDSP 545  Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom 3 3
 

Mid-Point Assessment:  Prior to Student Teaching:  Satisfactory dispositions assessment; no lower than 2.0 GPA in content methods class; within 3 credits of meeting content requirements. ECPY 607 and EDTP 501, 602, and content method course passed;  satisfactory mid-point teacher performance assessment (TPA); positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee; electronic documentation of 200 hours of diverse and approved field experiences.

*EDTP 617  Student Teaching: Middle School 6
*EDTP 677  Capstone Seminar: Initial Certification 2
3
 

Certification Assessment:    After Student Teaching:  Satisfactory dispositions assessment; all certification course work* completed with 2.5 cumulative GPA; 2.5 cumulative GPA in content course requirements. 2.0 or higher GPA in student teaching; satisfactory certification teacher performance assessment (TPA); passing scores on PRAXIS content and PLT exams; positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee.

Academic Support Course 1 3
EDTP 503  Developing Cross-Cultural Competence 1
3
EDTP 620  Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum1 3
Choose the technology course 1 appropriate for your content certification area: 3
EDTP 581  Technology Applications for Mathematics Teaching (Math)  
EDTP 582  Technology Applications for Science Teaching (Science)  
EDTP 580  Digital Citizenship (English, Soc. Studies, Business, World Language)   
1 Can be taken at any point in the program.
2 Must be taken concurrent with student teaching.
3 Must be taken concurrently.
 
Minimum total hours 36


Content courses remaining to complete certification requirements:

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 certification teacher performance assessment (TPA).

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".

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 www.epsb.ky.gov or http://www.ets.org/praxis.ky for current requirements.
 
Dual Content Area Certification
 
Initial Assessment:  Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies & Teacher Education; minimum undergraduate degree GPA of 2.75; minimum GRE scores as required by EPSB; Praxis II content exam registration and/or scores; three letters of recommendation; professional statement; signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines; Bachelor's degree with major in content area or appropriate prerequisite courses; "C" or higher in English 102 and oral communication course; 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 the Content Methods Courses)
 
Choose two from the following courses (6 hours)
6
*EDTP 607  Middle School Language Art Methods 3  
*EDTP 608  Middle School Math Methods 3  
*EDTP 609  Middle School Science Methods 3  
*EDTP 610  Middle School Social Studies Methods 3  
*EDSP 545  Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom 3 3

Mid-Point Assessment:  Prior to Student Teaching:  Satisfactory dispositions assessment; no lower than 2.0 GPA in either content methods classes; within 3 credits of meeting content requirements; ECPY 607 and EDTP 501, 602, and content methods courses passed; satisfactory mid-point teacher performance assessment (TPA); positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee; electronic documentation of 200 hours of diverse and approved field experiences.
*EDTP 617  Student Teaching:  Middle School  6
*EDTP 677  Capstone Seminar:  Initial Certification 2 3

Certification Assessment:  After Student Teaching: Satisfactory dispositions assessment; all certification course work* completed with 2.5 cumulative GPA. 2.5 cumulative GPA in content course requirements. 2.0 GPA or higher in each student teaching. Satisfactory certification teacher performance assessment (TPA); passing scores on PRAXIS content and PLT exams; positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee.
EDTP 503  Developing Cross-Cultural Competence 1 3
EDTP 620  Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 1 3
Choose the technology course 1 appropriate for your content certification area: 3
EDTP 581  Technology Applications for Mathematics Teaching (Math)  
EDTP 582  Technology Applications for Science Teaching (Science)  
EDTP 580  Digital Citizenship (English, Soc. Studies, Business, World Language)
 
1 Can be taken at any point in the program
2 Must be taken concurrent with student teaching.
3 Must be taken concurrently.
 
Minimum total hours 36
 

Content courses remaining to complete certification requirements:

Degree Assessment:  Satisfactory dispositions assessment; all program course work completed with 3.0 cumulative GPA (and no more than a total of two “C’s” in degree courses); satisfactory teacher performance assessment (TPA).

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.

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 www.epsb.ky.gov or http://www.ets.org/praxis.ky for current requirements.



Departmental Faculty


Jennifer Bay-Williams
Professor, Mathematics Education

Chair of Middle/Secondary Education Department

Tricia Bronger
Instructor

Assistant Chair of Middle/Secondary Education Department

Peggy Brooks
Instructor

KTIP Coordinator

William S. Bush
Professor

Director of Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Teacher Development

Janet Calvert
Instructor

Coordinator of Alternative Certification Program

James Chisholm

Assistant Professor

Betty Doyle

Instructor

Maxine Elliott

Coordinator Field and Clinical Experiences

John Finch

Instructor

Penny Howell

Assistant Professor, Literacy and Middle Grades Education

Pam Jett

Instructor

Ann Larson
Professor, English Education

Vice Dean

Maggie McGatha

Associate Professor

Danna Morrison
Instructor

Coordinator of Field & Clinical Placement

Susan Peters

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education

Bob Ronau

Professor, Mathematics Education

Caroline Sheffield

Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education

Melissa Shirley

Assistant Professor, Science Education

Steve Swan
Instructor

Director of Instructional Technology Program; Instructional Technology and Special Education

Shelley Thomas

Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education

Thomas Tretter
Associate Professor

Director, Gheens Science Hall Rauch Planetarium, Science Education

Ingrid Weiland

Assistant Professor, Science Education

Jean Wolph
Instructor
Director, Louisville Writing Project


Contact Information

Middle School Education - MAT

Education Advising and Student Services
(502)852-5597
 

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