Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Preschool through Grade 3 (M.A.T.)

Program Requirements

Additional Requirements for State Certification
FCST 512Child Development I: Theories of Child Development 13
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 23
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagory or have Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor.
Program Requirements
Core Courses
ECEL 501Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Diverse Society3
EDFD 503Methods of Research3
READ 500Literacy Foundations3
ECEL 518Families, Communities, and Schools: Diversity, Culture and Democracy3
or ECSE 508 Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities
Select one of the following:3
Understanding Reading Comprehension
Language and Early Literacy Development
History of Literacy and Media
Teaching Multiethnic Literature in P-8 Classrooms
Literacies, Digital Technology and Learning
Workshop in Contemporary Issues in Reading
ECEL 516Social Studies and the Arts: Understanding Democracy in Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 517Integrating Science and Technology in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms3
MATH 577Mathematics Education in the Elementary School3
Professional Sequence
ECEL 528Early Childhood Curriculum in Inclusive Settings3
ECEL 510Clinical Experience I in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Settings2
ECEL 502Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 504Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms3
Comprehensive Examination
ECEL 511Clinical Experience II in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Settings6
or ECEL 514 In-Service Supervised Graduate Student Teaching
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
GRAD CMPComprehensive Examination0
Total Credits45

Complete or graduate level equivalent with written approval.


Complete or complete by examination.


ECEL 514 is for students in full-time teaching positions.