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MAT: Early Childhood

The theme for all Muskingum University teacher education programs is “Developing teacher-leaders who encourage, equip and empower all students.”

Early Childhood (63 credit hours) prepares individuals to teach children ages 3-8 (grades pre-k through third).

Professional Education Courses (37 Credit Hours)
EDUC 500* Social Foundations of Education (3)
EDUC 519* Learning and Adaptive Physical Education (3)
EDUC 528* Learning Differences and Exceptionalities (3)
EDUC 536* Co-Teaching and Collaboration in Education (2)
EDUC 555* Proactive Approaches to Classroom Management and Support (2)
EDUC 568 Assessment in Education (3)
EDUC 578 Theories of Early Childhood Development and Language (3)
EDUC 586* Early Childhood Social Studies Methods (3)
EDUC 588* Early Childhood Science Methods (3)
EDUC 591* Family-Centered Practices (3)
EDUC 593* Early Childhood Education (3)
EDUC 594* Arts in Early Childhood Education (3)
EDUC 599* Early Childhood Math Methods (3)

Reading Courses (12 Credit Hours)
previous reading coursework may satisfy reading course requirements
EDUC 520* Language, Literacy and Communication (3)
EDUC 521 Phonics and the Reading Process (3)
EDUC 523* Content Area Literacy (3)
EDUC 524* Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3)

Communication and Technology Courses (3 Credit Hours)
EDUC 517 Educational and Assistive Technology (3)

Clinical Practice Courses (11 Credit Hours)
EDUC 623 Early Childhood Clinical Practice (8)
EDUC 627.3 Early Childhood Advanced Methods and Seminar (3)

*Additional field hours are required
Bold - Foundational Education Courses

For a complete listing of MAT requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Graduate Catalog (pdf).