Early Childhood Education (MAT)
Major: Instruction and Curriculum Development
Concentration: Early Childhood Education
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.