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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

The MAT with a concentration in IECE is a 44 – 46 credit hour program  of study to prepare professionals to work in public school (preschool and kindergarten), Head Start, and private settings. The IECE teaching certification also prepares professionals to work as developmental interventionists for children age birth to 3 and their families. For more information about the MAT IECE program, please email Dr. Julie Rutland.

Professional Core: (25 graduate credit hours)

  • CED 810: Learners, Teachers, Schools and Society
  • CED 830: Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • CED 840: Practicing Teaching
  • CED 897 Special Education Graduate Practicum
  • EGC 820 Professional Studies: Teachers, Schools and Society
  • EGC 830: Professional Studies: Learners, Teachers, and Action Research
  • EMS 810: Instructional Technology
  • EMS 874: Content Literacy
  • SED 800: Exceptional Learners in the Regular Classroom
  • ETL 805: Research Methods for Education Professionals
  • ETL 806: Capstone Research

Specialization: (21 graduate credit hours)

  • ELE 719 Teaching in the Kindergarten
  • SED 802: Advanced Early Childhood Intervention
  • SED 808 Special Education Early Childhood Programs
  • SED 825 Language Disorders in Students with Disabilities
  • SED 837 Applied Behavior Analysis
  • SED 811 IECE Assessment and Intervention
  • OTS 715 Early Childhood Sensory Motor Development

Master of Arts in Teaching

Julie Rutland, MAT Coordinator
Office: Bert T. Combs Bldg, Room 107; Mailing Address - Combs 427
521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1043


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