Master's with Initial Certification
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Overview of the MIC Program
The Master of Arts in Secondary Education with Initial Certification (MIC) at the University of Kentucky is an intensive one calendar-year program of 31 credit hours which leads to both a master's degree and initial teacher certification in Kentucky. The MIC may be pursued in one of five subject areas: Business/Marketing, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Education.
Ben Osborne reflects on his MIC experience (text)
How is the MIC Program structured?
The Master of Arts in Education MIC Program consists of 34 graduate hours:
The Common Core courses (13 credit hours):
The Subject Area courses
Elective Courses (9 hours):
What is the Common Core?
The Common Core (MIC Seminar, MIC Program, Teaching Across Curriculum in Secondary Schools) translates the principles imbedded in "Professional Educator as a Reflective Decision Maker" to ten themes:
How time-consuming is the program?
In the fall, students take Common Core courses for the first five weeks, then work in interdisciplinary cohorts in a area high schools full time for a six week apprenticeship.They return to campus for the last three weeks of the fall semester. This melding of the Common Core with a parallel emphasis on subject area pedagogy, along with a regular opportunity to observe and apply what is being studied, ensures that all MIC students have an opportunity to learn to apply theory in practical situations. In the spring, the emphasis shifts to the application of subject matter-specific skills. An inter-disciplinary approach is maintained as students work together in schools as student teachers and come together for a Monday night seminar in which students are provided an opportunity to examine Common Core themes in the context of their field experiences. The program is very intensive; other employment is not recommended.
What does my application include?
Fill out MIC application packet
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updated 11-19-2012 by Kathy Heineman