The M.Ed. degree requires 30-34 hours of graduate credit earned through part-time studies over a two year period starting in early May. The curriculum consists of core courses that address broad general content and courses that are specific to the Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support cohort.
All students must complete the requirements outlined in the curriculum below.
The following course requirements are for students who:
do not have a prior teaching license, and
hold a Bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education, or a closely related field, and
have two to three years of successful lead teaching experience in an early childhood setting.
If you fulfill these conditions, and you have not enrolled in a comparable child development and exceptional children course within the past five years, you will be required to complete additional graduate level courses focused on development and one graduate level course in Special Education. If you are unsure whether you fulfill these conditions, consult your advisor or the Office of Student Affairs.