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Master of Arts in Teaching — MAT Degree Curriculum

Professional Education Core 22 hours

  • CED 810 (.5), 820 (.5), 830 (1), 840 (1), 897 6 hours
  • EGC 820; 830*; 827(1), 837(1), or 847(1); 3 hours
  • EMS 810; 854  6 hours
  • SED 800 3 hours

IECE Concentration Only

  • SED 770 instead of EGC 830* 3 hours

Program Specific Coursework – Concentrations:

1.       Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 19 hours

          ELE 719; SED 718, 722, 790, 811; OTS 715

2.       Elementary Education P-5 Teaching 22 hours

ELE 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, 825, 826, 827

3.       Middle Grades 5-9 Teaching 9 hours

EGC 835; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

4.       Agriculture (Grades 5-12)  9 hours

ESE 752; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

5.       Art (P-12)  9 hours

ESE 740; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

6.       Biological science (8-12)  9 hours

ESE 761; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

7.       Business and Marketing* (5-12)  9 hours

ESE 773; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

8.       Chemistry (8-12)  9 hours

ESE 761; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

9.       Earth Science (8-12)  9 hours

ESE 761; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

10.   Engineering & Technology Education (5-12) 9 hours

ESE 752; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

11.   English (8-12) 9 hours

ESE 743; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

12.   English as a Second Language
(P-12, restricted based certificate) 12 hours

EME 751; EMS 775; EMS 776; and EMS 777

13.   Family and Consumer Sciences (5-12) 9 hours

ESE 753; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

14.   French (P-12) 9 hours

ESE 743; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

15.   Health Education (P-12) 9 hours

ESE 787; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

16.   Mathematics (8-12) 9 hours

ESE 750; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

17.   Music (P-12) 9 hours

ESE 779; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

18.   Physical Education (P-12) 9 hours

ESE 766; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

19.   Physical Education & Health Dual Certification  (P-12) 9 hours

ESE 766; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

20.   Physics (8-12)  9 hours

ESE 761; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

21.   Social Science (8-12) 9 hours

ESE 749; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

22.   Spanish (P-12)  9 hours

ESE 743; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

23.   Theatre (P-12)  9 hours

ESE 743; 6 hours of content with advisor approval

Exit Requirement  3 hours

Successful completion of ETL 806
(Capstone Action Research course)

Total Program Hours 34-47 hours

The selected concentration subject is that in which the candidate will then request certification by the Education Professional Standards Board

EXIT REQUIREMENTS

  • Program GPA: Candidates must earn an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, with no grade lower than a C.
  • Signature Assessments: Candidates will have opportunities to demonstrate professional growth through signature assessments covering major program components.
  • A professional portfolio review by the candidate’s advisor
  • Oral presentation of Action Research in ETL 806.
  • Initial Certification Concentration: Successful completion of The Professional Semester for the initial certification concentration.

Option 6 Route: Submission of completed, verified Mentoring Plan.

LICENSURE

Candidates seeking licensure in Kentucky must complete the appropriate PRAXIS content exam(s) and Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching exam.

PRAXIS DISCLAIMER:Kentucky educator certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s), please check the Education Professional Standards Board website at www.epsb.ky.gov for current test requirements and current cut scores. You may also contact the Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at (502) 564-5778.