MAT Initial Certification, Elementary Track (K-6 Elementary Certification) with Endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Requirements (45 credits)
ED-510Foundations of Education3
ED-552Child and Adolescent Development3
ED-550Teaching Diverse Populations3
EDL-503Literacy Instruction3
ED-556Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
ED-562Methods of Teaching Science at the Elementary Level3
EDL-575Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Content Literacy at the Elementary Level3
ED-576Teaching Social Studies at the Elementary Level3
EN-563Linguistics and the English Language3
or ED-536 Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching
ED-583Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part I3
ED-606Diversity in Education3
ED-584Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part II3
ED-593Clinical Practice 19
or ED-594 Supervised Clinical Practice
Total Credits45

Students must complete the appropriate test requirement(s) with a passing score prior to student/supervised teaching.


  • The elementary school certification requires completion of Liberal Arts, Science, dual content, or interdisciplinary academic major or a minimum of 60 semester hours/credits in Liberal Arts or Science.