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Master of Science in Education


Core Requirements (15 semester hours):

  • EFD 500    Research in Education (3)
  • EED 550    Diversity in Today's Classroom (3)
  • RDG 546   Multicultural Literature (3)
  • EED 544    Integrating STEM and STEAM into Practice (3)
  • EED 509    Advanced 21st Century Teaching and Learning (3)
Teaching Field Requirements (15 semester hours):
  • ECE 513    Individualization of Education for Young Children (3)
  • ECD 540    Diversity in Today's Classroom (3)
  • RDG 538   Teaching Reading in the ECE (3)
  • ECE 545    Literacy Intervention in the Early Childhood Classrooms (3)
  • ECE 530    Practicum for Young Children (3)

Diversity Requirement (3 semester hours):

  • SPE 500    Survey of Special Education (3) is required unless SPE 300 was satisfied at the undergraduate level. If SPE 300 has already been satisfied at the undergraduate or graduate level, candidates must choose ONE of the following courses to satisfy the diversity requirement:    
    • SPE 532    Methods and Strategies for Enrichment: Teaching Gifted Students in the Inclusive Classroom (3)
    • RDG 530   Methods and Materials for Reading: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in the Inclusive Setting (3)
    • EED 548    Methods for Multicultural Classrooms (3)

                       33* Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree


  • 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).
  • Candidates admitted (to enroll in courses in a Class A teaching field program) may complete no more than five approved program courses prior to unconditional admission to the program (this includes transfer credit). Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Dean of the School of Education and the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • Students in this program are required to purchase College LiveText.

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