Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Education, Inclusive Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 3) Concentration, M.A.T.

The Education, Inclusive Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 3) Concentration, M.A.T. five-year program is no longer available to incoming undergraduates students as of 2019-2020. The graduate program will no longer accept applications after May 2023.  

The inclusive early childhood education program draws heavily from research and theories in child development, family systems, special education, differentiated teaching and learning. Through course work and extensive field experiences, the teacher candidate is prepared to design activities that have an interdisciplinary focus, reflect an understanding of the individual child’s development and learning, recognize the importance of family and developmental influences, support the young child in constructing knowledge about self and the world, and involve parents in supporting the child’s growth and development.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program in education with a concentration in inclusive early childhood education is a continuation of the undergraduate IECE program and prepares candidates for licensure in Early Childhood Special Education (Birth to 5 years) and Early Childhood Education (PK-3rd grade).

Student Teaching

Candidates must apply to student teach one year prior to their student teaching semester. At that time, students must be fully accepted into teacher education, be admitted unconditionally to graduate school and have a 3.0 graduate GPA.

Graduate Courses

Candidates beginning the graduate portion of the program must meet all Graduate School requirements and criteria for admission; it is expected that students will complete the admission process during their senior year. In addition, students must meet all graduate level graduation requirements.