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

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Program Requirements

Child Development
FSHD 512Child Development I: Theories of Child Development3
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagory or have Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor.
Praxis Scores
Submit passing PRAXIS I scores (or qualifying exemption) as part of application.
Completion and passing score on PRAXIS II: Early Childhood.
Core Courses
ECEL 501Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Diverse Society3
ECSE 502Sociocultural Context of Disability and Inclusive Education3
ECSE 528Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDFD 503Methods of Research3
READ 500Literacy Foundations3
Literacy Course
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
Special Topics in Reading Workshop
ECEL 516Social Studies and the Arts: Understanding Democracy in Elementary Classrooms3
MTHM 577Mathematics Education in the Elementary School3
Professional Sequence
Semester Before Student Teaching
ECEL 502Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms1-3
ECEL 510Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary2-3
ECEL 513Integrating Math/Science/Technology in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms3
Student Teaching Semester
edTPA Assessment Requirement
ECEL 504Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 511Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms6
or ECEL 514 In-Service Supervised Graduate Clinical Practice
(ECEL 514 is for students in full-time teaching positions).
Comprehensive Exam
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
Comprehensive Examination
Total Credits45-48