Master of Education

Program of Study

Planned Program of Study

A. Process Core (Min. 6 hours)
Description Course Credit Hours
EDF 6481 Foundations of Educational Research 3
EDF 6211 OR EDF 6938 Psychological Foundations of Education OR Special Topics 3-4
B. Program Core (Min. 6 hours)
Description Course Credit Hours
EDF 6517 OR 6354 OR 6606 Historical Foundations, OR Human Development, OR Socio-economic Foundations of Education 3
EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement 3
C. Content Specialization (9 hours)
Description Course Credit Hours
EEC 6678 Research Seminar: Issues, Trends and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education 3
EEC 6415 Diversity in Home and School 3
EEC 6626 EC: Play and Learning 3
D. Focus in _________ (12 hours)
Description Course Credit Hours
Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective   3

E. Comprehensive Exam

The comprehensive exam is a six-week long paper assignment (two papers, 15 pages each) completed at the end of the program. It must be taken with one other course, or by registering for two independent study credit hours. The exam is offered each Fall and Spring semester.

Focuses

The Process and Program Core courses are generally available on a regular basis. One early childhood (EEC) Content Specialization course is offered each Fall and Spring semester. Students will select a focus in Reading, Teacher Leadership, Positive Behavior Support, or Interdisciplinary Studies and choose 4 electives. These may include:

Reading Focus 

Teacher Leadership Focus 

Positive Behavior Support Focus

Interdisciplinary Focus 

The student selects a variety of courses that provide interdisciplinary perspectives on Early Childhood Education.