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Secondary (8-12) and P-12 Certifications

The following certifications require an undergraduate major in the certification area or a very closely related undergraduate major.  In some cases, an undergraduate minor in the certification area may also be considered.  If you are unsure if you meet the admission criteria, please contact Dr. Julie Rutland by email or phone 859-622-1043 to discuss your educational background and goals.

If an applicant wants to earn a certification in an area unrelated to his/her undergraduate minor, two options exist.

  • Option 1:  Complete the undergraduate courses required for a major in the certification area and then apply to the MAT program. (This option usually does not qualify for financial aid.)
  • Option 2: Enroll as an undergraduate and earn teacher certification through a second undergraduate degree. For more information about undergraduate programs - click here.

Certification in Grades Primary - 12

  • Art
  • Health Education
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education & Health - dual certification
  • Spanish

Certification in Grades 5 - 12

  • Agriculture
  • Business and Marketing
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Industrial Technology

Certification in Grades 8 - 12

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Science (History)

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)
  • ESE 7__: Content Methods and Curriculum for Secondary: discipline specific; Art, Health, Music, PE, and Health/PE require two teaching methods courses
  • 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; Art, Health, Music, PE, and Health/PE required two teaching methods courses

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)
  • ESE 7__: Content Methods and Curriculum for Secondary: discipline specific; Art, Health, Music, PE, and Health/PE require two teaching methods courses
  • 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; Art, Health, Music, PE, and Health/PE require two teaching methods courses

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