Early Childhood Education (MAT)

Major: Instruction and Curriculum Development

Concentration: Early Childhood Education 

Degree:MAT

License: 467 Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)

Admission: See Admission page and MAT Checklist

Advising: Go to ICL Advising

Forms: Degree sheet

This course of study leads to initial certification in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4). The program prepares students to care for infants through young, school-age children in a group setting. Emphasis is placed on children's physical development, mental growth, emotional needs, and socialization skills. A number of field hours are associated with this program. The degree program is designed to prepare students to meet competencies for Tennessee licensure. Upon completion of all degree requirements, including student teaching, and all testing (PRAXIS) requirements, students may apply for initial teacher licensure in Tennessee.