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

30 semester credit hours (thesis option) or
37 semester credit hours (portfolio 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.

A student's M.Ed. degree plan committee, thesis committee, or portfolio committee should have at least two members (out of the three total) from ECDE component faculty.

At least 50% (15 hours of 30-hour degree plan or 18 hours of 37-hour degree plan) of graduate coursework toward degree must be taken in face-to-face classes (courses which are less than 50% online).

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 (30 or 37 semester credit hours)

Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours)

Core (6 hours)
FS 5213Curriculum Development in Early Childhood3
FS 5223Child Growth and Human Development in Early Childhood3
Research (12 hours)
FS 5193Statistics for Research in Family Sciences3
FS 5693Research Methods in Family Sciences3
FS 5983Thesis (thesis option only)3
FS 5993Thesis (thesis option only)3
Content Specialization (12 hours)
FS 5203Language and Literacy in Early Childhood3
FS 5263Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood3
FS 5283Technology and the Young Learner3
FS 5773Home/School/Community Partnerships3
Total Semester Credit Hours30


Portfolio Option (37 semester credit hours)

Core (6 hours)
FS 5213Curriculum Development in Early Childhood3
FS 5223Child Growth and Human Development in Early Childhood3
Research (7 hours)
FS 5193Statistics for Research in Family Sciences3
FS 5693Research Methods in Family Sciences3
FS 5911Independent Study (Portfolio)1
Content Specialization (12 hours)
FS 5203Language and Literacy in Early Childhood3
FS 5263Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood3
FS 5283Technology and the Young Learner3
FS 5773Home/School/Community Partnerships3
Related Areas (12 hours)
Select 4 of the following courses:12
Reflections and Perspectives in Early Childhood
Development and Administration of Programs for Young Children
Play, Development, and the Young Learner
Child Guidance
Issues in Early Childhood Research and Evaluation
Total Semester Credit Hours37