Teaching, with Teacher Certifications in Preschool through Grade 3 and Students with Disabilities (Preschool - Grade 12) (M.A.T.)

Program Requirements

Additional Requirements for State Certification
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 13
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or have Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor.
Child Development
FCST 512Child Development I: Theories of Child Development 23
Program Requirements
Required Courses
ECEL 501Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Diverse Society3
ECSE 502Sociocultural Context of Disability and Inclusive Education3
ECSE 505Learning and Development in Children With and Without Disabilities3
ECSE 506Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age 83
ECSE 508Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities3
ECSE 509Principles and Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education3
ECSE 519Language and Early Literacy Development3
ECSE 523Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts3
EDFD 503Methods of Research3
READ 500Literacy Foundations3
ECEL 513Integrating Math/Science/Technology in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms3
ECEL 516Social Studies and the Arts: Understanding Democracy in Elementary Classrooms3
Professional Sequence
Part A
ECEL 502Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 504Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 528Early Childhood Curriculum in Inclusive Settings3
Part B
Select one of the following options:7-8
Option 1
Clinical Experience I in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Settings
Clinical Experience II in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Settings
Option 2
In-Service Graduate Clinical Practice II 3
Comprehensive Examination
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 Credits56-57

May be completed by examination.


Complete of its equivalent as approved in writing by the Graduate Program Coordinator.


For those in full-time teaching positions.