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2018-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching IECE/Initial Certificate, M.A.T.


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Campbellsville University’s MAT program is both a traditional (36 hours) and Option 6 alternative certification (33 hours) program uniquely designed to reflect a professional learning community. It will be delivered by early childhood education faculty in collaboration and partnership with area school district personnel. At the heart of the program is the foundational goal of all CU educator preparation programs: empowerment for learning. Empowerment is both a process and a product. The empowerment process will occur throughout program coursework as candidates acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be effective teachers. The empowerment outcome will be documented in several critical assessments - the electronic portfolio and during field and clinical experiences. Mentoring for alternative certification candidates is consistently and intentionally planned for the duration of the candidate’s employment on the temporary provisional certificate.

The unique features of this program include: small candidate to faculty ratio, curriculum based on needs of 21st century classrooms and designed around intentional field experiences ; excellent, hands-on advising; systematic mentoring for alternative certification candidates; and, a small core faculty that work well together to create a dynamic program for pre-service teachers that provides opportunities for promoting academic excellence, preparing candidates for lifelong learning in the teaching profession and continued scholarship. Courses will be taught in an online and hybrid format. The MAT program is designed for coursework and requirements to be completed in seven 8-week graduate terms. Typically students begin either KTIP (Kentucky Teacher Internship) or student teaching during the second year of the program.

The IECE MAT program consists of education and special teaching methods coursework, as well as a research component. A semester long (16-week) student-teaching experience (SED 608) is required for the traditional route candidates and a requisite practicum/Seminar course (ED 607 ) for candidates pursuing the alternative route to certification (Option 6) while serving in a teaching role. After Option 6 candidates have completed two-thirds of the coursework and passed the licensure exam, the University notifies the District that Option 6 candidates can begin KTIP. Successful completion of KTIP is a requirement for program completion for the Option 6 program.

Program Admissions


CAP 5 is admission to the program where candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 as documented on official transcript for a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (or 3.0 on last 30 hours). Candidates must also have passing scores on the Praxis I CORE exams or the GRE. Further candidates must provide three letters of recommendation, a clear criminal background check, and self-assessment of dispositions. They must also sign and commit to the KY Code of Ethics, the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethics, the Council for Exceptional Children - Division of Early Childhood Code of Ethics, and the First Steps Provider Code of Ethical Conduct, a diversity survey, and a creativity self-assessment, and sign the unit’s disposition assessment policy. Candidates must successfully complete an entrance interview at which time a presentation is made by the candidate, which is scored using a rubric that includes assessment of the 4 Cs 21st Century Skills (creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking). Lastly, upon admission, candidates must provide a Praxis II Study Plan (if exam not previously taken and passed and current). CAP 5 requirements are the same for traditional and alternative certification Option 6 candidates.

CAP 6 is a mid-point check in the educator preparation program for graduate candidates and involves evaluation of cumulative GPA (3.0), disposition assessments, completion of 100 field experience hours (completed as directed assignments in IECE courses and, if needed, in MAT Practicum courses for traditional candidates), and passing Praxis II scores in the IECE area of licensure. Further, candidates must demonstrate competency on three major critical assessments: (1) development and implementation of a professional growth plan; (2) a portfolio-quality philosophy of education; and, (3) submission of a CAP 6 Portfolio that includes a unit of study (taught in a designated field setting) with a minimum of three lesson plans and competency demonstrated on all ten IECE Kentucky Teacher Standards (minimum score of 2.0 of a 3-point rubric rubric). All documentation for lesson plans will be based on the KTIP Sources of Evidence forms (SOE). CAP 6 requirements are the same for traditional and alternative certification Option 6 candidates.

CAP 7 is program exit. Candidates must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, completed 200 field experience hours, and submitted an electronic portfolio, meeting all Kentucky Teacher Standards for IECE. Traditional Candidates must successfully complete 200 Field Experience hours prior to 16 weeks of Student Teaching. Alternative Certification Candidates must evidence successful completion of KTIP.

Signed Field Experience Logs are submitted at the completion of each term with reflections. All required entries of field experiences are completed. The University maintains on ongoing data base of all field experiences including types, sites, and hours.

CAP 5 Admission


Academic Competency

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited institution
  • GPA: 2.75, cumulative or 3.0 on last 30 hours
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE):
    • Reading (156)
    • Writing (162)
    • Mathematics (150)

OR

GRE Scores

  • Verbal Reasoning (450 or 150 - as of 8/1/2011)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (490 or 143 - as of 8/1/2011)
  • Analytical Writing (4.0)

Oral/Written Communication

  • Entry level writing assessment

Other

  • Transcripts (official)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • TB Risk Assessment
  • State or Federal Criminal Background Check
  • Disposition Policy (signed)
  • Confidentiality Statement; Agreement with Codes of Ethical Conduct (signed) Character & Fitness (signed)
  • Diversity Survey
  • Professional Growth Plan (PGP)
  • PGP Self-Assessment
  • Praxis II Study Plan (signed)
  • Curriculum Guide sheet (signed)

Mentoring Plan (Option 6)

CAP 6 Continuation


Academic Competency

  • GPA: 3.0

Transcript Evaluation

  • 18 hours completed

Curriculum Guide sheet

  • Updated

Other

  • Pass Content Knowledge PRAXIS II
  • Disposition Recommendations:1 Professor and Self-Evaluation
  • Submit Program Specific Field Experience forms (100 hours)
  • PGP/Self-Assessment (updated) CAP 6 Portfolio

CAP 7 Completion/Exit


Academic Competency

  • GPA: 3.0

Transcript Evaluation

  • 33-39 hours completed

Curriculum Guide sheet

  • Updated

Other

  • Disposition Recommendations (2 faculty/self)
  • Field Hours-200 [Traditional Candidates Only]
  • Curriculum Guide sheet (updated)
  • Student Teaching Portfolio/Exit Event [Traditional Candidates Only]
  • KTIP Portfolio (Option 6 Only]
  • Evidence of successful completion of KTIP (Option 6 Only)
  • PGP/Self-Assessment (updated)
  • CA-TP or CA-1 form (completed)
  • Transcript request
  • Successful Student Teaching [Traditional Candidates Only]

Student Teachers only:

Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion training (704 KAR 7:160)

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