Specialist in Education Early Childhood Education
College of Education and Health Professions
Degree Program Course Requirements
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.