Licensure to Master's General Education Early Childhood/Middle Childhood (EC/MC)

Total Semester Hours: 60
MAE Core: 9
LTM Specialization: 51

The Master of Arts in Education program offers three Licensure to Master's (LTM) specializations designed to answer a growing need for qualified, dedicated, experienced professional teachers in the classrooms of our communities. The unique timeframe allows current professionals, or those with other commitments, the freedom and flexibility to become licensed teachers and continue on to earn a Master of Arts in Education degree if they wish, all within a reasonable time period.

The three specializations offered within the Licensure to Master's program are:

Early Childhood/Middle Childhood (birth to age 11 years)
In the early childhood/middle childhood specialization, candidates may secure a teaching license for grades PK-5 within 24 months. Completion of the MAE degree requires 9 additional credits within seven years of starting the program. Through the specialization's practical, hands-on approach, candidates complete three field experiences in a daytime setting as well as a full semester of student teaching in a daytime placement.

Qualified candidates must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college, and they must successfully complete the Praxis I prior to admission or within one semester of provisional acceptance. They must successfully complete the Praxis II (Elementary Education: Content Knowledge test) prior to student teaching.

This specialization blends graduate and undergraduate courses. Graduate courses are offered in the every-other-weekend timeframe during fall and spring semesters and on weeknights during the summer. Undergraduate courses are offered alternately in day and evening timeframes.