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.

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 and wish to qualify for certification.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the program requires 30 credit hours.

LTC Core Courses
LTC 8913Curriculum Development3
LTC 8914Culturally Responsive Pedagogy3
LTC 8915Classroom Research-Learning, Teaching and Curriculum1-3
LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction1-3
Early Childhood Education Core Courses
LTC 8612Play, Inquiry, and Project-based Learning in Classrooms with Young Children2-3
LTC 8613Advanced Assessment in Early Childhood3
LTC 8625Language Acquisition and Development3
LTC 8600Home-School Partnerships: Working with Families3
LTC 8611Instructional Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education3
LTC 8681Guiding all Readers Toward Independence3
LTC 8685Literature Opportunities: Using Children's and Young Adult's Literature in the Classroom3
LTC 8664Practicum in Child Study I3-5
SPC_ED 8350Introduction to Research Methods in Education3
SPC_ED 8440Advanced Behavior Management: Applied Behavior Analysis3
SPC_ED 8485Introduction and Methods of Early Intervention3
SPC_ED 8605Young Children with Autism3