Elementary Education Certification (grades 1-6)

A total of 40 credits is required to complete this program. In addition to the 24 basic M.A.T. required credits, 16 credit hours of required courses in the elementary/middle education certification program include

Three credit hours in core courses:

  • ED 604 Contemporary Issues in Education: A Look at the 20th Century, OR
  • ED 681 Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society

Thirteen credit hours in instructional courses:

  • ED 627 Survey of Advanced Methods and Strategies in Reading Instruction,
  • ED 628 Teaching Reading Through Text,
  • ED 629 Reading Assessment,
  • ED 683 Acquiring, Extending, and Using Knowledge in Science,
  • ED 684 Acquiring, Extending, and Using Knowledge in Social Studies, and
  • ED 685 Acquiring, Extending, and Using Knowledge in Mathematics.

Secondary Education Certification (grades 7-12 or Pre K-12 for specialty areas)

A total of 40 credits is required to complete this program , along with a major in the content area (Biology, Chemistry Earth/ Space Science, English, French, History, Mathematics , Physics, Russian, Social Studies or Spanish). In addition to the 24 basic M.A.T. required credits, 16 credit hours of required courses in the secondary education certification program include

Six credit hours in core courses:

  • ED 604 Contemporary Issues in Education: A Look at the 20th Century, and
  • ED 681 Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society

Ten credits in instructional courses:

  • ED 630 Advanced Methods and Strategies in Secondary Reading Instruction,
  • ED 693 Methods and Strategies in Secondary Education, Part I, and
  • ED 694 Methods and Strategies in Secondary Education, Part II.

Special Education Certification (Secondary Grades 6-12)

A total of 44 credits is required to complete this program. In addition to the 24 basic M.A.T. required credits, 20 credit hours of required courses in the secondary special education certification program include

Three credit hours in core courses:

  • ED 604 Contemporary Issues in Education: A Look at the 20th Century, OR
  • ED 681 Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society

Nine credit hours in instructional courses:

  • ED 627 Survey of Advanced Methods and Strategies in Reading Instruction,
  • ED 628 Teaching Reading Through Text,
  • ED 629 Reading Assessment, and
  • ED 685 Acquiring, Extending, and Using Knowledge in Mathematics

Twelve credit hours in special education courses:

  • ED 688 Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs I,
  • ED 689 Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs II
  • ED 690 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs I, and
  • ED 691 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs II.

Dual Certification (Elementary and Special Education)

A total of 52 credits is required to complete this program. In addition to the 24 basic M.A.T. required courses, 28 credit hours of required courses in this dual certification program include

Three credit hours in core courses:

  • ED 604 Contemporary Issues in Education: A Look at the 20th Century, OR
  • ED 681 Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society

Thirteen credit hours in instructional courses:

  • ED 627 Survey of Advanced Methods and Strategies in Reading Instruction,
  • ED 628 Teaching Reading Through Text,
  • ED 629 Reading Assessment,
  • ED 683 Acquiring, Extending, and Using Knowledge in Science,
  • ED 684 Acquiring, Extending, and Using Knowledge in Social Studies, and
  • ED 685 Acquiring, Extending, and Using Knowledge in Mathematics

Twelve credit hours in special education courses:

  • ED 688 Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs I,
  • ED 689 Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs II,
  • ED 690 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs I, and
  • ED 691 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs II.

Dual Certification (Secondary and Special Education)

A total of 49 credits is required to complete this program. In addition to the 24 basic M.A.T. required courses, 25 credit hours of required courses in this dual certification program include

Three credit hours in core courses:

  • ED 604 Contemporary Issues in Education: A Look at the 20th Century, OR
  • ED 681 Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society

Ten credits in instructional courses:

  • ED 630 Advanced Methods and Strategies in Secondary Reading Instruction,
  • ED 693 Methods and Strategies in Secondary Education, Part I, and
  • ED 694 Methods and Strategies in Secondary Education, Part II

Twelve credit hours in special education courses:

  • ED 688 Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs I,
  • ED 689 Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs II,
  • ED 690 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs I, and
  • ED 691 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs II.