Teaching, with Teacher Certifications in Preschool through Grade 3 and Students with Disabilities (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 Pedagogy 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 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
ECSE 528Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDFD 503Methods of Research3
READ 500Literacy Foundations3
ECEL 516Social Studies and the Arts: Understanding Democracy in Elementary Classrooms3
Professional Sequence
Semester Before Student Teaching
ECEL 502Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 510Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary2
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 Examination
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
Comprehensive Examination
Total Credits57