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.

NOTE: Some students have additional requirements:

The following courses are for students starting classes in Summer 2019.

Summer 2019

  • EDMX 767: Infant/Toddler Curriculum and Learning Environments, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 601: Education Workshop, 3 hrs

Fall 2019

  • EDMX 764: Families and Teams – Sociocultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 3 hrs
  • EDMX 708: Research Methods, 3 hrs

Spring 2020

  • EDUC 763: Biological Bases of Children’s Development, 3 hrs
    OR
    EDUC 762: Child Development and Disability, 3 hrs
    OR
    Elective
  • EDMX 709: Teacher as Researcher, 3 hrs
  • SPHS 880: Autism in the Community, 3 hrs+

Summer 2020

  • EDMX 766: Preschool/Kindergarten Curriculum and Learning Environments, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 701: Practica Early Childhood Student Internship, 1-3 hrs
  • TEACH internship, 2 hrs+

Fall 2020

  • EDMX 716: Assessment and Differentiation, 3 hrs
  • EDMX 762: Advanced Emergent Literacy, 3 hrs

Spring 2021

  • EDUC 763: Biological Bases of Children’s Development, 3 hrs
    OR
    EDUC 762: Child Development and Disability, 3 hrs
    OR
    Elective
  • SPHS 802: Early Symbolic Communication Intervention, 3 hrs+
  • EDMX 710: Teacher Leadership – Early Childhood

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Additional Requirements for Select Students

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.

We recommend:

  • EDUC 762: Child Development and Disability, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 763: Biological Basis of Development, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 689: Foundations of Special Education, 3 hrs

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