Teaching (M.A.T.) - Elementary Education (45 hrs.) - Special Education General Curriculum (K-6) Add-On

Teaching (M.A.T.) - Elementary Education (45 hrs.) - Special Education General Curriculum (K-6) Add-On

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2021 through summer 2022. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

After completion of the required program coursework (including student teaching), content competencies (if applicable), and the passing of licensure tests, the graduate of this program would be eligible for a VA state teaching license with endorsements in Elementary Education and Special Education General Curriculum (K-6).

Initial Education Core Courses
EDUC 504Educational Philosophy and Theories of Learning3
EDUC 510Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 606Tests and Measurements3
EDUC 623Principles of Behavior Management3
Total Hours12
Elementary Education Cognate
EDUC 530Teaching Mathematics 1,23
EDUC 554Reading and Language Acquisition 2,33
EDUC 634Teaching Science in the Elementary School3
EDUC 636Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School3
Total Hours12
1

EDUC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.) must be taken in the same semester as EDUC 688 Initial Licensure Practicum II (0 c.h.)

2

Background check clearance required (EDUC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.), EDUC 554 Reading and Language Acquisition (3 c.h.), EDUC 588 Initial Licensure Practicum I (0 c.h.), EDUC 688 Initial Licensure Practicum II (0 c.h.); EDST 590 Student Teaching Local (3 c.h.), EDST 591 Student Teaching Local – Own Classroom (3 c.h.), EDST 592 Student Teaching External (3 c.h.), EDST 593 Student Teaching External – Own Classroom (3 c.h.); EDSP 525 Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners (3 c.h.), EDSP 688 Initial Licensure Practicum in Special Education II (0 c.h.)

3

EDUC 554 Reading and Language Acquisition (3 c.h.) must be taken in the same semester as EDUC 588 Initial Licensure Practicum I (0 c.h.)

Special Education Courses
EDSP 521Foundations of Exceptionality3
EDSP 524Collaborating for Successful Inclusive Classrooms3
EDSP 525Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners 1,23
Total Hours9
1

Background check clearance required (EDUC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.)EDUC 554 Reading and Language Acquisition (3 c.h.)EDUC 588 Initial Licensure Practicum I (0 c.h.)EDUC 688 Initial Licensure Practicum II (0 c.h.)EDST 590 Student Teaching Local (3 c.h.)EDST 591 Student Teaching Local – Own Classroom (3 c.h.)EDST 592 Student Teaching External (3 c.h.)EDST 593 Student Teaching External – Own Classroom (3 c.h.)EDSP 525 Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners (3 c.h.)EDSP 688 Initial Licensure Practicum in Special Education II (0 c.h.)

2

EDSP 525 Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners (3 c.h.) must be taken in the same semester as EDSP 688 Initial Licensure Practicum in Special Education II (0 c.h.)

Professional Courses
EDUC 571Curriculum Fundamentals 13
EDUC 632Literacy and Language Instruction3
Total Hours6
1

International candidates seeking a “student visa” to study in residence in the U.S. may use EDUC 571 Curriculum Fundamentals (3 c.h.) and EDST 590 Student Teaching Local (3 c.h.) to count as part of their residency requirement

Gate & Field Experience Courses
EDSP 545Practicum in Special Education for Add-On Endorsement – Elementary 1,20
EDGT 520School of Education Gate 1 – MAT Initial Licensure0
EDGT 560School of Education Gate 2 – MAT Initial Licensure0
EDGT 580School of Education Gate 3 – MAT Initial Licensure0
EDUC 588Initial Licensure Practicum I 1,30
EDUC 688Initial Licensure Practicum II 1,40
Total Hours0
1

Background check clearance required (EDUC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.)EDUC 554 Reading and Language Acquisition (3 c.h.)EDUC 588 Initial Licensure Practicum I (0 c.h.)EDUC 688 Initial Licensure Practicum II (0 c.h.)EDST 590 Student Teaching Local (3 c.h.)EDST 591 Student Teaching Local – Own Classroom (3 c.h.)EDST 592 Student Teaching External (3 c.h.)EDST 593 Student Teaching External – Own Classroom (3 c.h.)EDSP 525 Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners (3 c.h.), EDSP 545 Practicum in Special Education for Add-On Endorsement – Elementary (0 c.h.)

2

EDSP 525 Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners (3 c.h.) must be taken in the same semester as EDSP 545 Practicum in Special Education for Add-On Endorsement – Elementary (0 c.h.)

3

EDUC 554 Reading and Language Acquisition (3 c.h.) must be taken in the same semester as EDUC 588 Initial Licensure Practicum I (0 c.h.)

4

EDUC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.) must be taken in the same semester as EDUC 688 Initial Licensure Practicum II (0 c.h.)

Student Teaching
EDST 586The Reflective Practitioner: Resource Seminar-Elementary3
Choose one of the following:3
Student Teaching Local 1,2,3
Student Teaching Local – Own Classroom 1,3
Student Teaching External 1,3
Student Teaching External – Own Classroom 1,3
Total Hours6
1

Background check clearance required (EDUC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.)EDUC 554 Reading and Language Acquisition (3 c.h.)EDUC 588 Initial Licensure Practicum I (0 c.h.)EDUC 688 Initial Licensure Practicum II (0 c.h.)EDST 590 Student Teaching Local (3 c.h.)EDST 591 Student Teaching Local – Own Classroom (3 c.h.)EDST 592 Student Teaching External (3 c.h.)EDST 593 Student Teaching External – Own Classroom (3 c.h.)EDSP 525 Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners (3 c.h.)EDSP 688 Initial Licensure Practicum in Special Education II (0 c.h.)

2

International candidates seeking a “student visa” to study in residence in the U.S. may use EDUC 571 Curriculum Fundamentals (3 c.h.) and EDST 590 Student Teaching Local (3 c.h.) to count as part of their residency requirement

3

Candidates will be assigned either EDST 590 Student Teaching Local (3 c.h.), EDST 591 Student Teaching Local – Own Classroom (3 c.h.), EDST 592 Student Teaching External (3 c.h.) or EDST 593 Student Teaching External – Own Classroom (3 c.h.). Course and section number will be designated during Gate 3 Application

Notes

  • Competencies must be met prior to student teaching. Refer to the Elementary Content Competency Chart.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 45 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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