The program requires that students work in schools with children on a continuous basis. Reading, critical thinking and problem solving are major strands of the program. Emphasis is also placed on behavior management and special education instructional interventions.
Multiple Abilities Program (MAP)
The Multiple Abilities Program (MAP) is an integrated program leading to certification in four areas: collaborative teacher (K-6), elementary education (K-6), early childhood (P-3) and early childhood special education (P-3). This program is open to a cohort of 25 full-time students who are selected to complete the 78-semester-hour course sequence over four consecutive semesters and one summer term. Students may be considered for participation only if, by the end of the summer term prior to MAP coursework, they have completed the College of Education’s general studies program, excluding CAT 200 Computer Education Application and CAT 250 Computer Educ Curric Devel, but including MUE 107 Basic Skills In Music.
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General Studies: 60 hours
Each student must secure a core check from personnel in 104 Carmichael Hall. Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree. See general studies requirements listed earlier.
Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
The student is responsible for maintaining a minimum 2.75 GPA for UA coursework, cumulative coursework including transfer work, and MAP coursework.
The following are required to be eligible to continue in the program after the first semester:
- A grade of at least a C in all MAP coursework.
- Demonstrated proficiency in writing coherent, logical and carefully edited prose.
- A score of 90 percent on the math competency test by the end of the semester.
- Two of the written assignments that have the W designation (see list below) will be assessed for writing competence and returned by midterm in order to give feedback about writing competence. One other written assignment, completed late in the first semester, will also have a W designation. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in MAP 301 Professionalism. All MAP written assignments will require coherent, logical and carefully edited prose.
|MAP 301||Professionalism (W)||3|
|MAP 311||The Learner||3|
|MAP 321||Communicatn/Collaboratn (W)||3|
|MAP 331||Facilitating Learning||3|
|MAP 341||Field Exper/Practicum||3|
|MAP 312||The Learner||3|
|MAP 332||Facilitating Learning||3|
|MAP 342||Field Exper/Practicum||3|
|MAP 413||The Learner||2|
|MAP 423||Communication And Collaboratn||1|
|MAP 433||Facilitating Learning||1|
|MAP 443||Enrichment Workshop Practicum||6|
|MAP 414||The Learner||3|
|MAP 434||Facilitating Learning||2|
|MAP 444||Field Experience Spe Interns||6|
|MAP 415||The Learner||3|
|MAP 435||Facilitating Learning||2|
|MAP 445||Field Experience Spe Internsh||6|
NOTE: Students in this program must complete four additional semester hours of natural science (for a total of 12) and additional hours of mathematics (for a total of 12 hours). MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra and MATH 208 Number And Operations may be taken in addition to other MA-designated MATH courses. Twelve hours in both English language arts and social science are required.
Types of Jobs Accepted
Our graduates accept positions as elementary and early childhood teachers and elementary and early childhood special education teachers.
Jobs of Experienced Alumni
cooperating master teachers, curriculum specialists, instructional facilitators, administrators (principals, special education supervisors, directors of special schools).