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Columbus State University

Specialist in Education Early Childhood Education

College of Education and Health Professions
Degree Program Course Requirements

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

Area 1 Professional Core Required Hours: 6
EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research
EDEC 7147 Investigating Problems in Early Childhood Education

Area 2 Concentration Required Hours: 12
EDEC 7127 Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
EDEC 7137 Advocacy & Public Policy in ECE
EDEC 7155 Cognitive Development in Young Children
EDEC 7899 Research in Early Childhood

Select two semester hours (7000 level or above) of advisor-approved courses in related area.

Area 3 Electives Required Hours: 12
EDEC 7126 Issues in Mathematics Education in Early Childhood
EDEC 7157 Advanced Assessment in Teaching
EDEC 7167 Childhood and Society

Select six semester hours (6000 level or above) in early childhood courses or approved related field studies.
A minimum of 18 hours must be completed at the 7000 level.
Professional Activities Requirement
All candidates must complete and provide verification of a minimum of three professional activities prior to
completion of the program (see Advisor for Professional Activities Form).

The following course or course equivalent is required if not taken at the M.Ed. Level:
EDEC 6156 Theories, Concepts, & Applications of Child Development

Note: See advisor for information about all endorsements.