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MAT Admission Requirements Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

GPA Requirements

You  must present an official transcript from an accredited institution verifying a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of at least a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; or a GPA of 3.0 on a four point scale on the last 30 hours of coursework taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level.

Testing Requirements

Successful completion of the following pre-professional skills assessments tests administered by the Educational Testing Service (applicants in a teacher ed preparation program may have already met the PPST requirements, however the scores must have met the PPST scores in place set forth by EBSP at the time. Tests taken prior to Oct. 1, 2018, are valid for 10 years while tests taken after Oct. 1, 2018, are valid for five years.) PRAXIS Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)  or Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE):

Each exam consists of a mathematics, reading and writing section.

Note: PPST exam scores and CASE exam scores are valid for 10 years.

GRE Requirements

The GRE consists of a writing, verbal and quantitative section.

Note: GRE scores are valid for 5 years.

Additional Requirements

  • Submission of a national and state criminal history background check by the Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation that meets the requirements of Kentucky House Bill 204
  • Proof of CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) Central Registry Check from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Can Check Application

Students are responsible for keeping up to date with the testing requirements found on the Education Professional Standards Board website which are subject to change.