Special Education, MEd - Concentration in Early Childhood (Non-licensure Program)
The Early Childhood Special Education concentration provides graduates with the highly specialized knowledge, training and experience to lead students to improved educational and life-skill outcomes.
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 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 (Non-licensure Program) Degree Requirements
Required Courses (15 credits)
- ECED 502: Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learners (3 credit hours)
- ECED 504: Engaging Families of Diverse Young Learners (3 credit hours)
- ECED 505: Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education (3 credit hours)
- ECED 601: Frameworks for Early Childhood Education (3 credit hours)
- 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 15 credits from graduate ECED-prefix courses.
Note: A professional portfolio is required. The portfolio reflects the student’s professional development throughout the program and contains examples of performance assessments associated with standards.