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

Requirements (36 credits)
ED-510Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Teaching3
ED-550Teaching Diverse Populations3
EDS-500Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
EDS-534Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings3
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
ED-593Clinical Practice 19
or ED-594 Supervised Clinical Practice
Total Credits36

Note

  • 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.

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-510 Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Teaching3ED-562 Methods of Teaching Science at the Elementary Level3
ED-550 Teaching Diverse Populations3ED-576 Teaching Social Studies at the Elementary Level3
EDS-500 Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3EDL-503 Literacy Instruction3
Semester Credits9Semester Credits9
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-556 Teaching Elementary Mathematics3ED-593 Clinical Practice or 5949
EDL-575 Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Content Literacy at the Elementary Level3 
EDS-534 Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings3 
Semester Credits9Semester Credits9
Total Credits 36