UACM Course of Study

Program of Study

This M.A.T. program is a carefully sequenced program that offers optional endorsements for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and STEM. Candidates in this program will be eligible to be recommended for Georgia initial certification after earning passing scores on the GACE Content Assessment for Early Childhood Education, Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment, edTPA Assessment, and successfully completing:

  • all certification core courses and assessments with a grade-point average of no less than 3.00: ECE 6360, ECE 6370, ECE 6380, ECE 6375, ECE 6385, ECE 6390, ECE 6391, ECE 4650, ECE 6387, ECE 6392, ECE 6406, ECE 6407, ECE 6655, ECE 6656;
  • EPY 7090 The Psychology of Learning and Learners: The Young Child (3);
  • EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3);
  • Student teaching with a grade of “B” or higher.

Professional Studies (9)
Required (6):

  • EPRS 7910 Action Research (3)
  • EPY 7090 The Psychology of Learning and Learners: The Young Child (3)

Select one course (3):

  • EPSF 7100 Critical Pedagogy (3)
  • EPSF 7110 Multicultural Education (3)
  • EPSF 7120 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3)

Teaching/Field Courses (40)

  • ECE 6360 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (6)
  • ECE 6370 Classroom Management and Instruction (3)
  • ECE 6375 Responsive Practice for Urban Education (3)
  • ECE 6380 Foundation of Literacy Instruction for Young Children (3)
  • ECE 6385 Teaching Literacy to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners I (3)
  • ECE 6387 ESOL: Language Acquisition (3)
  • ECE 6390 Elementary Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy (2)
  • ECE 6391 Teaching Mathematics in Urban Schools (3)
  • ECE 6392 Critical Issues in Elementary Mathematics (2)
  • ECE 6406 Science in the Urban Classroom (3)
  • ECE 6407 Social Studies Methods for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3)
  • ECE 4650 Opening School Experience (0)
  • ECE 6655 Student Teaching I (3)
  • ECE 6656 Student Teaching II (3)

Optional ESOL Endorsement: To complete the ESOL Endorsement, they must complete ECE 6657 ESOL Student Teaching (2)

Teaching Internship Requirements (6)
Candidates must be employed as full-time teachers in urban classrooms to complete Teaching Internship.

  • ECE 6660 Mentorship in the Urban Classroom I (3)
  • ECE 6800 Urban Education Capstone Seminar (3)

Program Total: minimum of 55 semester hours

Exit Requirements:

  • Completion of all required coursework with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average
  • Successful completion of all field courses with a grade of “B” or higher

UACM candidate, J. Jones, discusses the Impact of the UACM Program:

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