Early Childhood Education/Special Education, M.A.T.

Become an Early Childhood teacher, preschool – grade 3

The M.A.T. in Early Childhood/Special Education is a 45-credit, cohort-based program that leads to a recommendation for licensure as a preschool-grade 3 (PK03) teacher in the State of Connecticut. A new cohort begins every fall semester. Applications are accepted until classes begin in the fall.

The program is grounded in rigorous academic preparation in methods o curriculum and instruction and the preparation of teachers who support the learning of all students. We are guided by the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and seek to prepare the next generation of teachers to enact these values in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

Program Curriculum

Degree Program Designed for Working Professionals

The Early Childhood/Special Education, MAT program is designed with the working professional in mind. Courses typically begin at or after 4 p.m. and include the option to complete the program on a full-or part-time basis.

Program Outcomes:

  • Learn best practices in curriculum and instruction for preschool-grade 3
  • Develop equitable teaching practices that support the learning of all students
  • Complete and collaborate in a field-based program that connects theory and practice

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