Early Childhood Education (PreK-2)
The graduate program in Early Childhood Education prepares candidates to become teachers of children in grades PreK-2, with or without disabilities. The program leads to an initial license in early childhood education, with an emphasis on the inclusion of all children. In addition to challenging and engaging coursework, students gain a rich and relevant preparation for teaching by participating in a full-time practicum in early childhood classrooms.
Required for Initial License and completion of Master’s degree (36 credits)
|ED 501G||Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Social Studies and World Geography||4|
|ED 502G||Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Science, Health and Physical Education||2|
|ED 503G||Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Arts, with Field Experience||2|
|ED 505G||Foundations of Special Education||2|
|ED 537G||Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Early Childhood Reading and Language Arts||4|
|ED 538G||Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Early Childhood Math||4|
|ED 557G||The Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Student with Special Needs||2|
|ED 567G||Response to Intervention Model: History, Characteristics & Implementation||2|
|ED 571G||Understanding Children with Mild & Moderate Disabilities: Characteristics, Terminology, Practices, Placement & Adaptations||2|
|ED 572G||Child Development and Language Acquisition: Theories, Issues, Practices and Research||2|
|ED 574G||The Successful & Positive Classroom: Organization, Management and Accountability||2|
|ED 575G||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||4|
Practicum and Teaching Seminar for Early Childhood Education (PreK-2); 300 hours
Students must receive permission prior to enrolling in a practicum.
Students must pass all MTEL exams appropriate for the Early Childhood Education Licensure to enroll in the Practicum Course ED 566G.
Course work and program options are subject to change.