Master in Early Childhood Education: Program of Study

The online program aligns with NAEYC and DEC standards and requires the completion of 45 quarter credits composed of:

Core + Research courses (18 credits)

  • ED 550 Foundations in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education 
    (4 credits)
  • ED 551 Child Development in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education (4 credits)
  • ED 552 Issues in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
    (4 credits)
  • CI 590 Action Research Proposal (3 credits)
  • CI 591 Action Research Project Implementation (3 credits)

Specialization (18 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

IMPORTANT: All 45 credits must be completed within a seven year time frame and students are encouraged to complete their degree program within two to three years.

The following outline of classes shows when classes are typically offered but may not include additional sections added as the need arises. A more accurate listing of classes can be found in our online Schedule.

CORE

Subj # Title Fa Wi Sp Su
ED 550 Foundations in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education X      
ED 551 Child Development in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education   X    
ED 552 Issues in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education     X  
CI 590 Action Research Proposal X      
CI 591 Action Research Project Implementation     X  

 

Specialization: Constructivism

Subj # Title Fa Wi Sp Su
CI 571 Play: Curriculum in Early Childhood Education   X    
CI 573 Assessment and Technology in Early Childhood Education X      
CI 576 Equity and Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education   X    
CI 577 Learning Designs: Environments in Early Childhood Education      X  
CI 578 Constructivist Curriculum: Big Ideas in Early Childhood Education     X  
CI 579 Young Child as a Scientist (or Lang & Lit) X     X
CI 572 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education (or Young Child/Scientist) X      

 

Specialization: ECE/Special Education

Subj # Title Fa Wi Sp Su
SPED 518 Survey of Exceptional Learners X X X X
CI 510 Young Children, Families, Culture and Language X      
SPED 580 Introduction to Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education   X    
CI 510 Inclusive Experience in Early Childhood Programs Schedule TBD
6 credits arranged with your faculty advisor

 

Specialization: Infant-Toddler Mental Health

Subj # Title Fa Wi Sp Su
CI 592 Dynamic Models of Infant Toddler Development X      
COUN 520 Collaboration and Partnerships   X X  
COUN 597 Strengths and Risk Factors   X    
SPED 594 Assessment Methods     X  
SPED 595 Prevention and Intervention       X
SPED 510 Introduction to Infant Toddler Mental Health     X X