ECE Master's Course of Study

Early Childhood: Inclusive Education and Curriculum and Instruction Online

Course of Study

Program of study

Core + Research courses (18 credits)

  • ECED 550 Foundations in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education 
  • (4 credits)
  • ECED 551 Child Development in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education (4 credits)
  • ECED 553 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)

  • Here are suggested options

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 Classes

Course # Course title Fall Win Spr Sum
ECED 550 Foundations in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education x      
ECED 551 Child Development in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education   x    
ECED 553 Issues in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education     x  
CI 590 Action Research Proposal x      
CI 591 Action Research Project Implementation     x  

Specialization: Constructivism

Course # Course title Fall Win Spr Sum
ECED 571 Play: Curriculum in Early Childhood Education   x    
ECED 573 Assessment and Technology in Early Childhood Education x      
ECED 576 Equity and Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education   x    
ECED 577 Learning Designs: Environments in Early Childhood Education      x  
ECED 578 Constructivist Curriculum: Big Ideas in Early Childhood Education     x  
ECED 579 Young Child as a Scientist, OR x     x
ECED 572 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education (or Young Child/Scientist) x      

Specialization: Early Childhood Special Education

Course # Course title Fall Win Spr Sum
SPED 580 Introduction to Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education x (even years)      
ECED 560 Inclusive Early Childhood Models x (odd years)      
SPED 481/581 Family Guided EI   x (even years)    
SPED 482/582 Specialized Techniques   x (even years)    
ECED 410/510 Educational Rights and Inclusive Environments in Early Childhood     x (even years)  
SPED 487/587 Intro to Infant Toddler Mental Health x      
6 credits arranged with your faculty advisor

Specialization: Infant-Toddler Mental Health

Course # Course title Fall Win Spr Sum
ECED 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

 


Advising

Email one of the following faculty members to schedule an appointment:

Dr. John Nimmo, Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education, and can be reached at jnimmo@pdx.edu.

  • Advising for the Online Early Childhood Master’s Degree: Specialization in Constructivism.

Dr. Ingrid Anderson, Assistant Professor of Practice in Early Childhood Education, and can be reached at ianderson@pdx.edu.

  • Advising for the Graduate Certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health and the Online Early Childhood Master’s Degree: Specializations in Infant Toddler Mental Health and Special Education, and Distributed Pathway.

Once you are admitted, we will share your Master's Degree Advising Plan Form with you through Google Drive. You should initially complete the form using our Online Schedule prior to meeting with your advisor. By having your advising form on the Google Drive we can work on the same document throughout your program. Most advising sessions occur through Google Hangout or another online video application. Your advisor is also available to meet in-person at PSU or by telephone.