MEd in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum with Emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Certification
In the early childhood education emphasis, students will gain increased knowledge and skills in the design, delivery and evaluation of educational services to children from birth through age 8. The program addresses the essential problems of practice with special emphasis given to effective teaching approaches for children who are at risk for school failure: children with special needs, children who are English-language learners and children who have challenging behaviors. Students may pursue initial certification with this degree.
Those students seeking certification have to meet all Early Childhood Education requirements (at least two years of coursework in Phase II) and then take additional courses for an M.Ed.
The program is designed for early childhood practitioners, Head Start teachers, early childhood special education teachers, child-care center staff and others who work with children from birth through age 8.
Sample Plan of Study
|Core Courses (25 credits)|
|ESC_PS 7000||Foundation of Teacher Prep I||3|
|LTC 7040||Inquiring into Schools, Community and Society I||2-3|
|SPC_ED 7020||Teaching the Exceptional Learner||3|
|ED_LPA 7060||Inquiring into Schools, Community and Society II||3|
|LTC 7120||Early Childhood Education Literacy Methods & Assessment I||3|
|LTC 7130||Teaching & Learning Math, Sci. & Social Studies w/Young Children||9|
|Field and Clinical Experience Courses (15 credits)|
|ESC_PS 2014||Inquiry into Learning I - Field Experience||1|
|LTC 2044||Inquiry into Schools, Community and Society: Field||1|
|LTC 4124||Emergent and Developing Literacy Early Childhood Field Experience||3|
|LTC 4134||Teaching & Learning Math, Sci & Soc Studies w/Young Children Field Experience||3|
|LTC 4971||Internship and Capstone Seminar||1-16|
|Specialization Area (9 credits)|
|LTC 7091||Assessment and Family Collaboration in Early Childhood Education||3|
|LTC 7110||Working with Infants and Toddlers||3|
|LTC 7200||Young Children's Emergent Language||2|
|LTC 7210||Children's Language and Literature||3|
|H_D_FS 7720||Child and Family Advocacy||2-3|
|LTC 7140||Curriculum, Theory and Classroom Management in Early Childhood Education||3|
|LTC 7160||Motor Development in Young Children||2|
|LTC 7240||Art for Children||2|
|LTC 8612||Advanced Early Childhood Curriculum||2-3|
|LTC 8900||Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (or SPC_ED 8490)||1-3|
|SPC_ED 8440||Advanced Behavior Management: Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPC_ED 8485||Introduction and Methods of Early Intervention||3|
|SPC_ED 8495||Introduction and Methods of Early Childhood Special Education||2-3|
|SPC_ED 8605||Young Children with Autism||3|
|Research Course (3 credits)|
|LTC 8900||Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction||1-3|
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MEd in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum program and the minimum requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Office of Graduate Studies and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.
More information about the Early Childhood Education M.Ed. program can be found at the Mizzou Online website. http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/ed-early/index.aspx
Admission requirements will be based upon the following criteria. Complete admission requirements for the Master's program.
- Completion of an appropriate Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- A minimum of two letters of recommendation; three letters, if your undergraduate GPA (last 60 hours) is below a 3.0.
- Statement of purpose clearly indicating that the proposed Masters degree is appropriate to the applicant's professional aspirations.
- GRE scores taken within the last 5 years (preferred minimum scores should be V150,Q141,A3.5 or higher)
- For students whose native language is not English, a score of 80 IBT or better on the TOEFL or a 6.5 on the IELTS taken within the past two years
The LTC graduate program cannot assure admission to all applicants who meet minimum standards specified for the degree program. Resource constraints do not permit the admission of all qualified applicants.
A committee of faculty reviews the credentials of each applicant. It is the responsibility of this committee to exercise professional judgment related to the criteria that applicants must meet in order to be considered for admission to the program.