College of Education and Health Professions
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Education and Health Professions and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Master of Arts in Teaching
Early Childhood Education

Area 1 Professional Core Required Hours: 8
EDCI 6227 Foundations of Education: Human Development, Motivation & Learning
EDCI 6228 Foundations of Education: Special Education

EDUF 6116 Research Methods

Area 2 Teaching Field Studies Required Hours: 29
EDEC 4217 Teaching Language Arts in ECE
EDEC 6156 Neurological, Psych., and Physiological Dev: Conception to Age 10
EDEC 6166 Assessment Methodologies, Instruments, and Procedures in ECE
EDEC 3256 Curriculum in Early Childhood

EDRG 3115 SBRR: Preparation for Teaching Reading
EDRG 4218 Reading in the Content Areas: Concentration in Social Studies

EDEC 4247 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Math Instruction
EDEC 6135 Methods & Materials for Teaching Science in ECE
EDEC 4105 Technology for the Twenty-First Century Classroom

Area 3 Professional Practice Required Hours: 8-12
EDCI 6698 Teaching Internship (2 semesters - 6 hrs.)
OR
EDCI 6485 Student Teaching (one semester - 10 hrs.)


EDUF 6125 Classroom Management

Area 4 Elective Required Hours: 6
Choose one of the following 2 courses:
EDEC 6115 Literacy Education Across the Language Arts
EDEC 6116 Writing and the Young Child

Choose one of the following 2 courses:
EDEC 6125 Methods and Materials for Teaching Math in ECE
EDEC 6159 Creative Teaching in ECE

Area 5 Certification Requirements Required Hours: 0-12
(Required if not met in previous degree program)
MATH 2008 Nature and Use of Numbers
MAED 5131G Algebra and Proportionality
MAED 5132G Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
MAED 5133G Geometry and Measurement

Note: For admission to the M.A.T. program, candidates must have a degree in an approved field (subject to transcript evaluation) and 25 semester hours of approved coursework with a grade of "C" or better.

Total Required Hours: 51-67

Note: Contact advisor for information about endorsements.