Teaching (M.A.T.) - Elementary Education (45 hrs.)

Teaching (M.A.T.) - Elementary Education (45 hrs.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. 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.

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

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

2

Background check clearance required (EDLC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.), EDLC 554 Reading and Language Acquisition (3 c.h.), EDLC 588 Initial Licensure Practicum I (0 c.h.), EDLC 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.))

3

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

Education Elective Courses
Education Elective 13
Education Elective 13
Education Elective 13
Total Hours9
1

Choose one of the following courses: Any 500-600 level EDUC or EDSP course, or any approved graduate elective on the Course Equivalency Guide for Content Competencies not already required by the degree

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

International candidates seeking a "student visa" to study in residence in the U.S. may use EDLC 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
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 1,20
EDUC 688Initial Licensure Practicum II 1,30
Total Hours0
1

Background check clearance required (EDLC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.), EDLC 554 Reading and Language Acquisition (3 c.h.), EDLC 588 Initial Licensure Practicum I (0 c.h.), ​EDLC 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.))

2

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

3

EDLC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.) must be taken in the same semester as EDLC 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 (EDLC 530 Teaching Mathematics (3 c.h.), EDLC 554 Reading and Language Acquisition (3 c.h.), EDLC 588 Initial Licensure Practicum I (0 c.h.), ​EDLC 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.))

2

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

3

Candidate 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/Middle 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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