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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, MA in Teaching

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, KY,
The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education prepares individuals with or without prior teacher preparation to work with young children from birth through kindergarten. It leads to teacher certification and a master's degree. No prior teaching experience is required to enroll in the program, and once admitted into the program you may be employed as a fully qualified teacher in Kentucky schools as you work on completing your degree. 

About

the program will qualify you to serve as one of the following in Kentucky:

  • Developmental Interventionist (DI) with First Steps, Kentucky’s early intervention system for infants and toddlers with disabilities/delays 
  • Preschool teacher in the public school system 
  • Kindergarten teacher in the public school system

Once a candidate is admitted to the MAT program, he/she must begin taking classes within 90-days and are immediately eligible to be employed as a highly qualified teacher with temporary provisional certification. At time of admission to the program, candidates will be eligible to be employed with temporary provisional certification. In order to begin the KTIP year, candidates must pass the IECE PRAXIS. Candidates must complete the IECE certification program and KTIP within three years of initial hire with temporary provisional certification. If candidates fail to complete the program and KTIP, they will no longer be highly qualified for IECE. 

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Administration in Early Childhood Programs
  • Families and Young Children
  • Advanced Early Childhood Assessment
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Guidance for Young Children
  • Infant and Toddler Curriculum
  • Early Intervention
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Planning
  • Practicum I
  • Seminar: Early Childhood Education
  • Practicum
  • Seminar: Infant and Toddler

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Program admission requirements are based on state requirements for entrance to a teacher education/alternative track programs, as well as common elements for MSU teacher education programs. Applicants must meet the following admission criteria. (Students cannot be conditionally admitted to this program or admitted as unclassified.)
  • 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.
  • Completion of and successful evaluation by program faculty of an admission interview 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    579 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 579 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    579 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 579 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    579 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 579 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Morehead

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

At MSU we offer a variety of institutional, foundation-funded, and departmental scholarships. Our merit-based institutional scholarship program encourages some of the best and brightest students to become Eagles. Students are automatically considered for institutional scholarships based on their admissions application. Our MSU Foundation awards nearly 600 annual student scholarships, valued at approximately $800,000. These are made possible through generous donations of MSU donors and alumni. Students can apply for MSU Foundation scholarships by using the online scholarship application

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