Early Childhood Education

Director: Foram Bhukhanwala, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree Requirements, Early Childhood Education Concentration, N–3

1. Foundation Courses (6–9 credits) chosen with the adviser from the following: ED 501–510

2. Concentration Courses (15 credits)

  • ED 617 Cognitive/Social/Emotional Development of Children, 0–8 years
  • ED 618 Instructional Strategies in Early Childhood Education
  • ED 619 Physical, Motor and Perceptual Development of Children, 0–8 years
  • ED 620 Planning of Early Childhood Programs
  • ED 621 Communication Strategies for Effective Early Childhood Programs

3. Electives (9–12 credits) to be chosen with adviser. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives within an area of interest (ex. special education, pre-literacy/literacy, leadership, technology, specific content area, etc.). Below is a representative sample of courses available:

  • ED 526A Learning and Assessment in Elementary Mathematics
  • ED 552 Issues and Methods in Elementary School Science
  • ED 554 Contemporary Science for Elementary Teachers
  • ED 565 Introduction to Instructional Technology
  • ED 601 Developmental Literacy
  • ED 604 English Language Arts
  • ED 608 Literature for Children and Youth
  • ED 609 Literacy Acquisition
  • ED 630 Leadership
  • ED 634 Managing Organization and Change
  • ED 633 School Law
  • ED 580 Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • ED 580 Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • ED 581 Disability Studies and Special Education Law
  • ED 582 Supporting Students with High Incidence Disabilities
  • ED 584 Supporting Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
  • ED 585 Positive Behavioral Approaches
  • ED 526A Learning and Assessment in Elementary Mathematics
  • ED 552 Issues and Methods in Elementary School Science
  • ED 554 Contemporary Science for Elementary Teachers

4. Culminating Activity – Arranged in consultation with the adviser at the time of completing the Degree Candidacy Application.

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