MAT Initial Certification, Elementary Track (K-6 Elementary Certification)

Requirements (36 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
Select one of the following:3
Diversity in Education
Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part I
Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings
Technology and Students with Disabilities
Research in Teaching Practice
ED-593Clinical Practice 19
orĀ ED-594 Supervised Clinical Practice
Total Credits36

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.