Curriculum and Instruction

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

Degree Requirements (36 cr.)

Major Requirements (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 Requirement (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.
Elective Requirements (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 Requirements (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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