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The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program prepares individuals with or without prior teacher preparation to work with young children from birth through kindergarten. It leads to teacher certification and a Masters degree. Graduates of the program holding IECE certification are eligible to be employed as a public preschool or kindergarten teacher or a Developmental Interventionist with First Steps. While enrolled in the program degree candidates can be employed as fully qualified teacher in Kentucky Schools.
MSU is proud to announce the availability of grant scholarships for students in the IECE MAT program. Preparing Early Educators in Appalachian Kentucky (PEEAK) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and is a five year personnel preparation grant running 2015-2019. The purpose of the grant is to prepare highly qualified early childhood special educators and early interventionists to serve in high need areas, such as the Morehead service region.
More than 30 students will be funded for the IECE MAT Program over 5 years. Funding includes:
Students enrolled in the MAT program and eligible for Traineeship funding (public preschool teachers) are required to apply for and use Traineeship funding first- then PEEAK provides any additional funding needed. Undergraduate students, graduate students in the Teacher Leader program and graduate students in other MAT programs (non-IECE) are not eligible.
There is a service obligation attached to this grant funding. For every academic year of funding provided under PEEAK, scholars are required to provide the "full-time equivalent" 2 years of service. The IECE MAT program is designed to take 2-2.5 years to complete so the average scholar will "owe" 4-5 years of service in the ECSE/EI field.
NCATE is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS for applicants who have not previously successfully completed a program leading to teacher certification must meet the following admission criteria
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS for applicants who have previously successfully completed a program leading to teacher certification must meet the following admission criteria
- Foundation Courses, 9 Credit Hours
- Methods Courses, 24 Credit Hours
- Practicum & Seminar, 18 Credit Hours
- Research Methods, 3 Credit Hours
MAT Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education application packet
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