Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

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All degree plans are developed in consultation with the student’s advisory committee and are based on current departmental requirements as well as individual student needs and objectives. No grade below ‘B’ is accepted toward the master’s degrees described below.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

36 semester credit hours (thesis option) or
40 semester credit hours (non-thesis option)

Required

Courses in research and subject matter specified in degree plan.

Special Requirements

Students who earn two grades of 'C' or below in graduate classes will be dismissed from the program.

Final Examination

Most programs require an oral defense of the thesis or portfolio. This examination may be repeated if deemed appropriate by the student’s advisory committee, with the approval of the chair of the department.

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education Program of Study (36 or 40 semester credit hours)

Thesis Option (36 semester credit hours)

Core (9 SCH)
Select 9 semester credit hours from the following:
FS 5223Child Growth and Human Development in Early Childhood3
or FS 5003 Lifespan Human Development
FS 5113Theories of Human Development3
FS 5213Curriculum Development in Early Childhood3
Research (12 SCH)
FS 5693Research Methods in Family Sciences3
FS 5193Statistics for Research in Family Sciences3
FS 5983Thesis (thesis option only)3
FS 5993Thesis (thesis option only)3
Content Specialization (15 SCH)
FS 5203Language and Literacy in Early Childhood3
FS 5263Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood3
FS 5273Reflections and Perspectives in Early Childhood3
Select 6 semester credit hours from the following:6
Technology and the Young Learner
Gender Role Development
Parenting Education
Play, Development, and the Young Learner
Child Guidance
The Development of Infants and Toddlers
Development and Administration of Programs for Young Children
Home/School/Community Partnerships
Issues in Early Childhood Research and Evaluation
Total Semester Credit Hours36


Non-Thesis Option (40 semester credit hours)

Core (9 SCH)
Select 9 semester credit hours from the following:
FS 5223Child Growth and Human Development in Early Childhood3
or FS 5003 Lifespan Human Development
FS 5113Theories of Human Development3
FS 5213Curriculum Development in Early Childhood3
Research (7 SCH)
FS 5693Research Methods in Family Sciences3
FS 5193Statistics for Research in Family Sciences3
FS 5911Independent Study ("Portfolio")1
Content Specialization (18 SCH)
FS 5203Language and Literacy in Early Childhood3
FS 5263Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood3
FS 5273Reflections and Perspectives in Early Childhood3
Select 9 semester credit hours from the following:9
Technology and the Young Learner
Gender Role Development
Parenting Education
Play, Development, and the Young Learner
Child Guidance
The Development of Infants and Toddlers
Development and Administration of Programs for Young Children
Home/School/Community Partnerships
Issues in Early Childhood Research and Evaluation
Related Areas (6 SCH)
Select 6 semester credit hours from a Related Area:6
Special Education
Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children
Instructional Interventions: Applied Behavior Analysis
Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Using Assessments for Effective Interventions
Bilingual/ESL Education
Teaching Reading and Other Language Arts to Linguistically Different Learners
English as a Second Language: Methods
Education in Culturally Diverse Environments
Second Language Acquisition: Theories and Practices
Educational Administration
Leadership in Educational Settings
Administrative Processes in Schools
Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation
Education Law
Curriculum and Instruction
(teacher certification required)
Curriculum Studies
Models and Theories of Learning and Teaching
Diversity in the Classroom
Family Studies
Theories of the Family
Family Changes and Diversity
Leadership and Staff Development in Family Sciences Programs
Families and Public Policy
Total Semester Credit Hours40