Teaching, M.A.T. - Early Childhood Education

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/curriculum-and-learning/programs.

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.

Program Sequence – 50 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation

Required Core Requirements (20 Credits)
EDU 594 – MAT EC Student Teaching 1
EDU 595 – MAT EC Student Teaching 2
EDU 509 – Student Teaching Seminar 
EDU 571 – English Language Learners 
SED 502 – Introduction to Exceptional Learners
SED 503 – Learning Theory and Development                  

Concentration Requirements Early Childhood (27 Credits)
EDU 508 – Introduction to Education
EDU 526 – STEM for the Early Childhood Classroom 
EDU 533 –  Curriculum Design and Methods for Nursery-Grade 3
EDU 536 – Culturally Responsive Positive Guidance in Early Childhood
EDU 539 – Child Development for Elementary Grade Teachers 
EDU 588 – Assessment and Research in Education 
RDG 546 – Emerging Literacies: PreK-Grade 3 Reading & Language Arts 
SED 551 –  Parent-Professional Relationships
SED 553 –  Assessment & Intervention in Early Childhood 

Capstone (3 Credits)
EDU 591 – Special Project in Education