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2011-2012 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
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Early Childhood Classroom Teaching - Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)


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Specialization


(9-12 credits required; graduate students will focus on developing a deeper understanding of a particular area of specialization related to one’s career role. Approved electives may be selected by students to focus on one of the following specializations: Infant/Toddler, Preprimary, Primary.)

A. Infant-Toddler Specialization


B. Preprimary Specialization


C. Primary Grade Specialization


D. Special Education Specialization


Capstone (6 credits, which must be taken within the last nine credits of the program)


Early Childhood Endorsement


An Early Childhood Endorsement for teaching children ages birth to age 8 is available for interested students who would like to add the “ZA” endorsement to their elementary education teaching certificate. An Early Childhood Endorsement is increasingly becoming a requirement for employment in private and public school districts for kindergarten, first, and second grades. Teachers of state funded four-year-old readiness programs in public schools must have an Early Childhood Endorsement. The Michigan State Board of Education recommends an endorsement for kindergarten. Interested candidates must schedule an appointment with a certification advisor in the College of Education to review course work and state testing requirements for the endorsement and discuss how this program will develop into the Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

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