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Plan of Study

MS.Ed. Early Childhood (Birth – Grade 2) and Childhood (Gr. 1-6) Education

43 Credits

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 500 Lives of Children 3

Before moving on to Tier II, students must demonstrate proficiency in the following ways:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pass the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)
  • Demonstrate competency in writing

Tier II: Methods Courses (25 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3
TED 640 Phonological Awareness and Beginning Reading 3
TED 525 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 1-6 3
TED 530 Teaching Social Studies/The Arts 1-6 3
TED 535 Teaching Science/Technology 1-6 3
TED 540 Teaching Math/Technology 1-6 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1
TED 641 Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood Educ. 3
TED 642 Observ. and Assessment in Early Child. Classroom 3

Before moving on to Tier III, students should pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W)

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 701 Issues in Education 3
TED 707
TED 708
Seminar and Student Teaching: Early Childhood/
Childhood Education
Seminar and Supervised Teaching: Early Childhood/Childhood Education

Portfolio Requirements

Initial portfolios should be submitted after 12-15 credits. A student must have a passing first portfolio submission in order to apply for student teaching.

Final portfolios should be submitted one semester prior to the final semester in the program. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.

See Portfolio Guidelines