Master of Arts in Teaching Students Interested in the ECAP

Globe University Master of Arts in Teaching students may be eligible for a waiver of up to four ECAP courses. The number of courses waived is dependent on your chosen certification area, as noted below:

Secondary Certification Areas

If you complete the following courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program with a “C” or better:

  • ED 513: Child and Adolescent Development
  • ED 521: Reading in the Content Areas
  • ED 533: Perspectives on Diversity

You may be eligible to have the following four ECAP courses waived:

  • ACAD 132: Adolescent Development
  • ACAD 133: Special Education Issues
  • ACAD 204: Poverty in the Classroom
  • ACAD 235: Reading in the Content Area

Bilingual and Elementary Certification Areas

If you complete the following courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program with a “C” or better: ED 513: Child and Adolescent Development

  • ED 533: Perspectives on Diversity

You may be eligible to have the following two ECAP courses waived:

  • ACAD 101: Development of the Young Child
  • ACAD 204: Poverty in the Classroom

Special Education Certification Areas

If you complete the following course in the Master of Arts in Teaching program with a “C” or better:

  • ED 533: Perspectives on Diversity

You may be eligible to have the following ECAP course waived: 

  • ACAD 204: Poverty in the Classroom
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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers, www.bls.gov/ooh/Education-Training-and-Library/Kindergarten-and-elementary-school-teachers.htm; Middle School Teachers, www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/middle-school-teachers.htm; High School Teachers, www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

This program meets the educational requirements to obtain licensure as a teacher in Iowa. Students who successfully complete the Iowa certification track will be recommended to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for licensure; however, Purdue Global cannot guarantee a graduate will receive a teaching license. Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements for any other states or occupations. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.

Purdue Global cannot recommend students who complete the noncertification track for licensure. Licensing requirements for teaching grades 5-12 vary by state. Earning a master’s degree could provide you with the background and practical experience to meet nationally recognized standards; however, enrollment in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is not required for pursuing a state alternative certification program. Purdue Global’s MAT is not accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which may be a requirement for certification or licensure in some states. The program is not state approved for teacher certification or endorsements of any kind, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.

§Prior to enrolling in the Classroom Pathways Bundle, students must confirm they are eligible for a state alternative certification program. Students must confirm costs, deadlines, additional fees, required approvals, residency, and continuing requirements with American Board (ABCTE.org). Important note on Tennessee: American Board offers a transitional license in only two county public school systems and one city public school system; it is not approved in the entire state. Licensing is available in the following school systems only: Putnam County Public Schools, Crockett County Public Schools, and Tullahoma City Public Schools.