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Plan of Study

M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education (1-6) and Literacy (B-6)

47 Credits

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

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

Before moving on to Tier II, students must demonstrate proficiency in the following ways:

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

Tier II: Childhood Methods Courses and Literacy Courses (31 credits)

Course 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 610 Assessing Students w/ Literacy and Learning Problems
TED 625 Interventions in Reading
TED 640 Phonological Awareness and Beginning Reading Instruction
TED 620 Collaboration in Inclusive Settings
TED 710 Practicum in Literacy for Students with Learning Problems

Before moving on to Tier III:

  • Students should pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W)

Tier III: Field Experiences (4 credits )

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 705
TED 706 (TED 797)

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


Total 47 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