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MAT IECE

Program Info

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program prepares individual with no prior teacher preparation to work with young children from birth through kindergarten. It leads to teacher certification and a Masters degree. While enrolled in the program degree candidates can be employed as fully qualified teacher in Kentucky Schools.

2013-2014 IECE MAT Information Packet

Accreditations

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

NCATE is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation.

Education/National Association for the Education of Young Children

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 to Morehead State University (see MSU admission requirements).

Admission Requirements:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS for applicants who have not previously successfully completed a program leading to teacher certification must meet the following admission criteria

  1. Completion of a bachelor’s degree program. 
  2. Admission to graduate program. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Proof of CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) Central Registry Check from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. 
  5. Official transcript from an accredited institution verifying a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of at least 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. 
  6. Successful completion of the following PRAXIS pre-professional skills assessments:
    • Pre-Professional Skills Test: Mathematics (0730 or 5730) -174,
    • Pre-Professional Skills Test: Reading (0710 or 5710) - 176, and
    • Pre-Professional Skills Test: Writing (0720 or 5720) - 174;
    OR 
    Successful completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)with the following corresponding scores:
    • Verbal with a minimum score of 450 (150 revised GRE),
    • Quantitative with a minimum score of 490 (140 revised GRE), and
    • Analytical Writing with a minimum score of 4.0. 
  7. A signed statement that the applicant has read and under- stands the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel and Kentucky's fitness and character requirements for teachers. 
  8. Completion of and successful evaluation by program faculty of an admission interview demonstrating 1) effective communication, 2) creativity, 3) critical thinking, 4) ability to effectively collaborate with others, and 5) an understanding of the professional dispositions required of teachers. This will include a written essay and oral interview to be completed after submission and acceptance of all other admission requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS for applicants who have previously successfully completed a program leading to teacher certification must meet the following admission criteria 

  1. Admission to graduate program. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Proof of CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) Central Registry Check from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. 
  4. Official transcript from an accredited institution verifying successful completion of a degree at either the undergraduate or graduate level leading to teacher certification 
  5. A valid teaching certificate or statement of eligibility 
  6. Testing requirements are waived for applicants who either have completed an undergraduate program with a cumulative GPA. of 3.5 on a 4 points scale or have successfully completed a graduate teacher education program (either initial or advanced)
  7. Applicants not meeting these standards must submit a GRE or MAT score that results in an acceptable admission index. The admission index will be determined by the following: 
    - GRE score (verbal + quantitative) x undergraduate GPA = 850 (minimum); 
    - Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scaled score x undergraduate GPA = 980 (minimum). 

Program Requirements:

- Foundation Courses, 9 Credit Hours
- Methods Courses, 24 Credit Hours
- Practicum & Seminar, 18 Credit Hours
- Research Methods, 3 Credit Hours

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