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College of Education
Degree Program Course Requirements

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Master of Education
Early Childhood Education


Area 1 Professional Core             Required Hours: 7
EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology: Achievement for Diverse Learners 
EDUF 6116 Research Methods and Action Research 
EDUF 6795 Seminar in Collaboration for School and Student Academic Improvement

Area 2 Concentration                   Required Hours: 26
EDEC 6155 Early Childhood in Contemp Society
EDEC 6156 Neurological, Psychological, and Physiological Development: Conception to Age 10 
EDEC 6166 Assessment Methodologies, Instruments, and Procedures in Early Childhood 
EDEC 6115 Literacy Education Across the Language Arts
EDEC 6116 Writing and the Young Child 
EDRG 6118 Meth/Mat for Tch Read Early Chdhd (required if not taken at the undergraduate level) (Web Enhanced Course)
Select two of the following three courses: 
EDEC 6125 Methods and Materials for Teaching Math in Early Childhood
EDEC 6135 Methods and Materials for Teaching Science in Early Childhood
EDEC 6145 Methods and Materials for Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood
EDRG 6148 Psychology of Reading

Area 3 Electives                            Required Hours: 3 
Select seven semester hours from the following (other courses may be approved by advisor): 
EDEC 6157 Child Care Centers 
EDEC 6158 Infant Education 
EDEC 6159 Creative Teaching Early Childhood 
EDRG 6245 Assessment and Classroom Instruction / Summer Institute
EDRG 6756 Classroom Literacy Seminar
EDEC 6795 Seminar in Early Childhood 

Area 4 Other Requirements                            Required Hours: 0 
EDUF 6000 Exit Exam

Total Required Hours: 36

A special education (SPED) course may be required if not taken at the undergraduate level. 

The following courses may be taken for a Reading Endorsement: EDRG 6118, EDRG 6245, EDRG 6148, and EDRG 6756



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