2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Master of Education
Early Childhood Option

The Early Childhood Option provides learning opportunities for teachers, support personnel, and parents of children from birth through nine years of age.  The following focus areas are available:  Pre-K programs, Primary Education (K-3rd grade), Special Education, and Parenting/Family Studies.  Obtaining teacher licensure is optional and may require additional courses to meet licensure standards.

Thesis Track

  Credits
Professional Core 6
EDF 501 Research Design and Interpretation 3
EDF 530 Advanced Human Development and Learning 3
 
Professional Specialization 9
EC 502 Research in Special Programs 3
EC 532 Advanced Physical and Cognitive Development 3
EC 533 Advanced Social and Emotional Development 3
 
Program Focus Area 15
*An additional 12 credits will be chosen in consultation with the advisor from one of the following professional areas:  Pre-K programs, Primary Education, Special Education, Parent & Family Studies 12
EC 590 Internship 6
 
EC 599 Thesis 6
 
Total minimum credits required for Thesis Track 36

Professional Practice Track

  Credits
Professional Core (same as Thesis Track) 6
 
Professional Specialization (same as Thesis Track) 9
 
Program Focus Area 18
*An additional 15 credits will be chosen in consultation with the advisor from one of the following professional areas:  Pre-K programs, Primary Education, Special Education, Parent & Family Studies 15
EC 590 Internship 3
 
EC 597 Action Research Project and Seminar. 3
 
Total minimum credits required for Professional Practice Track 36

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