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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Birth to Primary, for Initial Certification

Western Kentucky University

12 months
Duration
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
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About

The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Birth to Primary, for Initial Certification program at Western Kentucky University is designed to prepare early childhood educators to work with children with and without disabilities, ages birth through kindergarten and their families.  IECE program graduates are qualified to work with children from birth to entry into the primary program.

Overview

This includes teaching children in kindergarten or other programs for five-year-olds if those programs are operated separately from the primary program.  Graduates are prepared for positions in public schools, First Steps, Head Start programs, child care centers, and other public and private agencies serving young children and families.

The MAT program in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Birth to Primary, for Initial Certification , Birth to Primary, Initial Certification is for individuals who are not certified in any area of education or whose certification is not in IECE. The performance-based program of study requires 34 semester hours of course work and various field experiences. The culminating experience of the program is an internship. Upon completion of the program and achieving a passing score on the required PRAXIS II exam, students are eligible to be recommended for the Statement of Eligibility to teach children age’s birth through kindergarten.

Mission

Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Action Research for Teacher Leaders
  • Child Development Theory and Research
  • Language Disorders 
  • Consultation in Educational and Mental Health Settings: Theory and Practice
  • Normal Language Development
  • Curriculum/Methods in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Organizing Programs for Early Childhood Special Education
  • Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Family-Focused Services

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

34 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Document completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Have completed SPED 330 or SPED 516 or an equivalent introductory special education course prior to entering the MAT program or complete SPED 516 as a program deficiency.
  • Present a letter of application including a professional goals statement.
  • Provide three letters of reference.  At least one reference letter must be from a university faculty member who can speak to the applicant's ability to be successful in a graduate program.
  • Document a cumulative overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or above OR a GPA of 3.0 in the last 30 hours of course work (counting all course work, undergraduate and graduate).
  • Submit documentation to satisfy partial criteria for admission to professional education including: references; physical including TB test; signed code of ethics; criminal background check; and passing standardized test scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

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

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