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Plan of Study

MS.Ed. CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (Grade 1 - Grade 6)

37 Credits

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 500 Lives of Children 3

Before moving on to Tier II or after completion of first 12 credits, students must:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pass the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)
  • Demonstrate competency in writing

Tier II: Methods Courses (19 credits)

Number Course Title Credits
TED 520 Language and Literacy
TED 525 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 1-6
TED 530 Teaching Social Studies/The Arts 1-6
TED 535 Teaching Science/Technology 1-6 3
TED 540 Teaching Math/Technology 1-6 
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom
TED 6__ Education Elective

Before moving on to Tier III, students must:

  • Pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W)

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits )

Number Course Title Credits
TED 700 Field Experience in Childhood Education
TED 705
TED 706

Seminar and Student Teaching: Childhood
Seminar and Supervised Teaching: Childhood


Total 37 Credits


Initial portfolios should be submitted after 12-15 credits. A student must have a passing first portfolio submission in order to apply for student teaching.

Final portfolios should be submitted one semester prior to the final semester in the program. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.

See Portfolio Guidelines