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Master of Science in Education

MAJOR: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (P-3)

Core Requirements (13-16 semester hours):

  • ED 500 - Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology (1)
    (Discipline specific section required first semester of enrollment.)
  • ECE 507 - Assessment in Early Childhood Education (3)
  • EFD 500 - Research in Education (3)
  • EFD 560 - Psychological Principles of Learning (3)
  • *SPE 500 - Survey Course in Special Education (3)
    (Students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirements at the undergraduate or graduate level must take SPE 500.)

Then, Choose one from the following:

  • EFD 531 - Philosophy of Education (3)
  • EFD 532 - Social Foundations of Education (3)
  • EAD 564 - Law and Politics of Education (3)

Teaching Field Requirements (21 semester hours):

  • ECE 530   Designing Programs for Young Children (3)
Then, Choose six from the following:
  • ECE 500 - Materials and Methods (3)
  • ECE 501 - Behavior and Development in Early Childhood (3)
  • ECE 513 - Individualization of Education for Young Children (3)
  • ECE 531 - Implementation & Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3)
  • ECE 532 - Issues & Trends in Early Childhood Education (3)
  • ECE 533 - Enhancing Learning Through Children’s Literature (3)
  • ECE 538 - Teaching Reading in the ECE (3)
  • ECE 539 - Teaching Writing in Early Childhood Education (3)
  • ECE 540 - Intervention in the ECE Classroom (3)

34-37* Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Notes:

  • Applicants to this program must hold bachelor’s level certification (fourth-year) in early childhood education P-3 or P-5 certification from Georgia.
  • Completion of this program leads to eligibility for fifth-year (master’s) teacher certification in early childhood education (P-3).
  • Students in this program are required to purchase College LiveText. College LiveText Education Solutions is a complete development, management, and assessment solution specifically designed for colleges and universities. Additional information on College LiveText can be obtained at  http://www.livetext.com.

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