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Elementary Teaching P-5 Certification

Those seeking elementary certification are trained using a multidisciplinary approach to prepare future educators to teach language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies within the primary through 5th grade age range.

  • 47 credit hour online degree program with classes starting in August and January of each year
  • All coursework is 100% online to allow students greater flexibility in their studies
  • Most students complete the program in 5-6 semesters
  • Clinical education degree program requiring some weekly availability for clinical, school-based experiences during Fall and Spring semesters
  • Course list if starting in fall semester
  • Course list of starting in spring semester

Please use our MAT Admission Checklist to assist with the application process.  Contact John Hepner in eLearning at john.hepner@eku.edu for initial advising and admission questions.  For program questions, Dr. Julie Rutland by email Julie.rutland@eku.edu or phone 859-622-1043

COURSES in order if begin FALL SEMESTER

1st Fall Classes

  • EGC 820: Professional Studies: Teachers, Schools and Society (3 hours) AND CED 810: Learners, Teachers, Schools & Society (.5 hours)
  • EGC 830: Professional Studies: Learners, Teachers, and Action Research (3 hours) AND CED 820: Designing Instruction (.5 hours)

1st Spring Classes

  • ELE 822: Mathematics Foundations P-5 (3 hours)
  • ELE 820: Literacy Foundations P-5 (3 hours)

1st Summer Classes

  • ELE 826: Integrated Arts, Humanities, and Practical Living (2 hours)
  • ELE 827: Integrated Thematic Teaching (2 hours)
  • EMS 810: Emerging Instructional Technology (3 hours)

2nd Fall Classes

  • ELE 821: Literacy Instruction and Assessment P-5 (3 hours)
  • ELE 823: Math Content, Pedagogy and Assess, Grades P-5 (3 hours)
  • CED 840: Practicing Teaching (.5 hours)

2nd Spring Classes

  • SED 800: Exceptional Learners (3 hours)
  • EMS 874: Disciplinary Literacy (3 hours
  • CED 830: Curriculum and Instructional Design (1 hour)

2nd Summer – no classes

3rd Fall Classes

  • ELE 824: Science Content, Pedagogy, and Assess. P-5 (3 hours)
  • ELE 825: Social Studies Content, Pedagogy, and Assess, P-5 (3 hours)
  • CED 840: Practicing Teaching (.5 hours)
  • ETL 805: Research Methods for Education Professionals (3 hours)

3rd Spring Classes

  • CED 897: Graduate Practicum (3 hours)
  • ETL 806: Capstone Research (1 hour)
  • CED 855" Clinical Practice ONLY for Option 6 students

COURSES in order if begin SPRING SEMESTER

1st Spring Classes

  • EGC 820: Professional Studies: Teachers, Schools and Society (3 hours) AND CED 810: Learners, Teachers, Schools & Society (.5 hours)
  • EGC 830: Professional Studies: Learners, Teachers, and Action Research (3 hours) AND CED 820: Designing Instruction (.5 hours)

1st Summer Classes

  • ELE 826: Integrated Arts, Humanities, and Practical Living (2 hours)
  • ELE 827: Integrated Thematic Teaching (2 hours)
  • EMS 810: Emerging Instructional Technology (3 hours)

1st Fall Classes

  • ELE 824: Science Content, Pedagogy, and Assess. P-5 (3 hours)
  • ELE 825: Social Studies Content, Pedagogy, and Assess, P-5 (3 hours)
  • CED 840: Practicing Teaching (.5 hours)

2nd Spring Classes

  • ELE 822 Mathematics Foundations P-5 (3 hours)
  • ELE 820 Literacy Foundations P-5 (3 hours)

2nd summer – no classes

2nd Fall Classes

  • ELE 821: Literacy Instruction and Assessment P-5 (3 hours)
  • ELE 823: Math Content, Pedagogy and Assess, Grades P-5 (3 hours)
  • CED 840: Practicing Teaching (.5 hours)
  • ETL 805: Research Methods for Education Professionals (3 hours)

3rd Spring Classes

  • SED 800: Exceptional Learners (3 hours)
  • EMS 874: Disciplinary Literacy (3 hours)
  • CED 830: Curriculum and Instructional Design (1 hour)

3rd Summer – no classes

3rd Fall Classes

  • CED 897: Graduate Practicum (3 hours)
  • ETL 806: Capstone Research (1 hour)
  • CED 855: Clinical Practice ONLY for Option 6 students
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