The M.A.T. in early childhood education, an NCATE accredited program that focuses on the education of children in pre-kindergarten through third grade, is nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is designed for those who want to teach young children and have undergraduate degrees in non-education disciplines.
Successful completion of the M.A.T. program requirements leads to recommendation for teaching certification/licensure in grades prekindergarten through three in South Carolina, in addition to a master’s degree. The State of South Carolina has reciprocal licensure agreements with many State Departments of Education across the United States. Teacher Education Program requirements are described in detail in a candidate information packet, which a candidate receives prior to meeting with an advisor to
complete a program of study.