Curriculum and Instruction

M.S.Ed. in Elementary Education-Early Childhood Education Track

The program in Early Childhood Education is primarily for individuals who already have a teaching license in early childhood or elementary education and are seeking advanced professional development. Students can choose to focus their courses on the study of preschool or primary education. Several courses are taught over the distance education network, which links the Bloomington and IUPUI campuses.

Degree Requirements

Major (15 cr.)

  • E505 Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs (3 cr.)
  • E506 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (3 cr.)
  • E508 Seminar in Early Childhood Education (3 cr.)
  • E525 Advanced Curriculum Study in Early Childhood Education (3 cr.)
  • J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3 cr.)

Foundations (3 - 6 cr.)

  • P515 Child Development (3 cr.)
  • An additional course in the history or philosophy of education to be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Electives (9 - 12 cr.)

  • Select courses from inside or outside the School of Education to complement your program. These courses must have a unified focus and the approval of an advisor. Course selections are open and may be taken in Sociology, Library Science, Psychology, Folklore, Language Education, or other areas. NOTE: Up to six credit hours may be at the 300- or 400-level.

Thesis, Practicum, or Other (6 cr.)

  • X599 Master’s Thesis in Education (1-6 cr.)
  • J538 M.S. Practicum/Internship (1-6 cr.)
  • Other courses selected with the approval of your faculty advisor

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