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Middle Grades Certification - Grades 5 - 9

Middle Grades Certification - Grades 5 - 9

The MAT middle grades concentration is designed for students who hold a prior degree in English/communications, mathematics, sciences, or social studies or in a related area.  Those seeking middle grades certification may choose one OR two content areas.  MAT candidates must have a minimum of 24 hours of content coursework (undergraduate/graduate) in each of the chosen content area(s) before completion of the program.  If you are unsure about where you meet the admission criteria for middle grades, please contact Dr. Julie Rutland by email Julie.rutland@eku.edu or phone 859-622-1043 to discuss your educational background and goals.

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

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

1st Summer Classes

  • graduate level content area class (3 hours)
  • graduate level content area class (3 hours)
  • EMS 810: Emerging Instructional Technology (3 hours)

2nd Fall Classes

  • CED 840: Practicing Teaching (1 hours)
  • EGC 835: Content Methods and Curriculum for Middle Grades (3 hours)
  • ETL 805: Research Methods for Education Professionals (3 hours)

2rd Spring Classes

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

NOTE – additional content area courses may be required based on evaluation of previous coursework

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

  • graduate level content area class (3 hours)
  • graduate level content area class (3 hours)
  • EMS 810: Emerging Instructional Technology (3 hours)

1st Fall Classes

  • CED 840: Practicing Teaching (1 hours)
  • EGC 835: Content Methods and Curriculum for Middle Grades (3 hours)
  • ETL 805: Research Methods for Education Professionals (3 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 Fall Classes

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

NOTE – additional content area courses may be required based on evaluation of previous coursework

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