Special Education, MEd Concentration in Early Childhood No Licensure
Some Early Childhood Education graduates end up in entrepreneur positions involving children that may not be directly related to teaching. Other opportunities in the field include research and educational consulting options.
This 30-credit concentration is for professionals who already hold an early childhood special education teacher license or are interested in working in an early childhood special education context outside the classroom. Students who wish to seek early childhood education licensure are advised to consider completing the Early Childhood Special Education Licensure graduate certificate program in conjunction with the MEd. Students may use their certificate coursework to fulfill the elective credits for the MEd degree program.
Special Education, MEd - Concentration in Early Childhood (No Licensure) Course Requirements
Required Courses (15 credits)
- ECED 503: Inclusive Curriculum for Young Learners: Planning Instruction and Guidance (3 credit hours)
- ECED 505: Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education (3 credit hours)
- ECED 506: Medical and Developmental Aspects of Disabilities of Diverse Young Learners (3 credit hours)
- ECED 522: Developing Language, Literacy, and Communication of Diverse Infants and Toddlers (3 credit hours)
- ECED 601: Frameworks for Early Childhood Education (3 credit hours) OR ECED 685: Applied and Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education (3 credit hours) OR ECED 691: Policy Perspectives in Early Childhood Education (3 credit hours)
Electives (15 credits)
Choose 21 credits from graduate ECED-prefix courses approved by an academic advisor.