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Earning Your Master of Arts in Teaching

If you are an individual with a qualifying undergraduate degree, you can earn a teaching certificate through the College of Education via the Master of Arts in Teaching program. 

MAT programs are available in the following certification areas:

There are two routes through which you can complete MAT Certification in the above areas.

Through the Option 6 route you will complete the program while teaching in an accredited Kentucky School.

Through the Traditional route you will complete the program not yet employed as a teacher. The Traditional route includes student teaching (200 hours in schools during your Fall semester and 70 full days of student teaching during your Spring semester).

Middle Grades and Secondary Education MAT

This 36 credit hour Master’s program includes:

  • 15 hours of graduate level professional education coursework
  • A two semester practicum and associated module course for 15 hours
  • 6 graduate level hours in the teaching certification area

You have the option to teach in any of the following certification areas: 

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

For more information regarding the Middle Grades and Secondary Education program contact Duane LambertMarian Sims, or Michelle Roberts.

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) MAT

This 45-54 credit hour master’s degree program will prepare you to work with young children from birth through kindergarten both with and without disabilities. No prior teaching experience is required to enroll in the program, and once admitted into the program you may be employed as a fully qualified teacher in Kentucky schools as you work on completing your degree.

IECE certification will qualify you to serve as one of the following in Kentucky:

  • Developmental Interventionist (DI) with First Steps, Kentucky’s early intervention system for infants and toddlers with disabilities/delays 
  • Preschool teacher in the public school system 
  • Kindergarten teacher in the public school system 

For more information regarding the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education MAT program contact Elizabeth McLaren.

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