Early Childhood Education MA

The curriculum for the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education involves a minimum of 36 semester hours of study, 24 semester hours of which must be in ECE & EDCI (degree program for individuals without a Texas teaching certificate).

The Master of Arts in Education includes requirements for foreign language proficiency in addition to the early childhood coursework.  The student will build their skill in a foreign language and will be prepared for entering doctoral programs or bilingual programs that require competency in a foreign language.  The outline of studies is as follows:

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Option I Thesis

Thesis (6 semester hours required)
EDCI 518Thesis (6 semester hours required)6
Required courses in the major (21 semester hours)
ECE 535Math Sci Social Stud Curr0-3
ECE 536LITERACY DEV IN THE EARLY YRS3
ECE 537Creative Expression in the Art3
ECE 538Clsrm Management Tchrs3
ECE 548Dsgn Inquiry-Based Lrng3
ECE 560Early Child Curric Design3
ECE 561Child Development3
Required Support Courses (6 semester hours)
EDCI 559Diversity & Equity in Edu3
BLED 501GLB/Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education3
Electives (3 semester hours)
3 semester hours from any graduate courses in the Dept, College, or University other than ECE.3
Total Hours36

Note:  A Master of Arts (MA) Degree requires a Foreign Language - (12 semester hours in one foreign language)

Written Comprehensive Examination in Early Childhood Education

Courses for which students will be responsible on the master's written comprehensive examination include: ECE 535, ECE 536, ECE 537, ECE 538, ECE 548, ECE 560, ECE 561, and EDCI 559.

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