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 certification program include Three credit hours in core courses: ED 604 Contemporary Issues in Education       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
  • ED 685 Acquiring, Extending, and Using Knowledge in Mathematics

Secondary Education Certification (grades 7-12)

A total of 40 credits is required to complete this program, along with an undergraduate major in the content area. Content areas for certification include: Biology, Chemistry Earth/ Space Science, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies and Theater. 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
  • 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
  • ED 694 Methods and Strategies in Secondary Education, Part II

Specialty Areas (Grades PreK-12)

A total of 40 credits is required to complete this program.  Students in the PreK-12 areas follow the course requirements above for secondary certification students.  The certification areas for PreK-12 are: Art, Chinese, Dance, Environmental Education, French, German, Latin, Music, Russian, and Spanish. Special Education Certification (Elementary, Grades 1-6) A total of 48 credits is required to complete this program. In addition to the 24 basic M.A.T. required credits, 24 credit hours of required courses in the elementary special education certification program include Three credit hours in core courses: ED 604 Contemporary Issues in Education  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
  • 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
  • ED 691 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs II

Special Education Certification (Secondary, Grades 6-adult)

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  OR ED 681 Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society  

Five credit hours in instructional courses:

  • ED 630 Advanced Methods and Strategies in Secondary Reading Instruction
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • ED 691 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs II