Early Childhood Education MS

The curriculum for the Master of Science 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 outline of studies is as follows:

Master of Science in Early Childhood Education - Option II Non-Thesis

Part A. ECE Core Courses (15 semester hours)
ECE 535Math Science and Social Studies Curriculum3
ECE 536Literacy Development in the Early Years3
ECE 537Creative Expression in the Art3
ECE 538Clsrm Management Tchrs3
ECE 561Child Development3
Research (3 semester hours)
EDCI 595Research Lit Tech (3 semester hours required)3
Part B: Other Required Courses (18 semester hours)
Complete (18 semester hours) from one of the following tracks :
Post Bac Teacher Certification (18 semester hours)
ECE 566ECE: Learning Environments and Instructional Design3
EDCI 514Mgmt & Curr Dev for Div Lrnrs3
EDCI 515 Evidence-Based Teaching for Diverse Populations3
RDG 516Foundations of Reading3
EDCI 517Rdg & Lrng in K-12 Cont Area3
EDCI 519Response to Intervention Applied to Exceptional Learners3
Without Teacher Certification (18 semester hours)
ECE 548Dsgn Inquiry-Based Lrng3
ECE 560Early Child Curric Design3
EDCI 559Diversity & Equity in Edu3
ECE 566ECE: Learning Environments and Instructional Design3
BLED 501Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education3
Elective Choices - (3 semester hours)
Choose one from:3
• Graduate courses from the Curriculum & Instruction Department (BLED, ECE, RDG, SED)
• Graduate certificate courses (STEM Education, Instructional Coaching, Principal)
• Content area education courses (e.g., Special Education, Physics Education, Educational Technology)
Total Hours36

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, and ECE 561.

Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.

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