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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
  • Satisfactorily complete the initial portfolio submission

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

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3
TED 525 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 1-6 3
TED 530 Teaching Social Studies /The Arts 1-6 3
TED 535 Teaching Science/Technology 1-6 3
TED 540 Teaching Math/Technology 1-6 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1
TED 610 Assessing Students with Literacy and Learning Problems 3
TED 625 Interventions in Reading 3
TED 640 Phonological Awareness and Beginning Reading Instruction 3
TED 620 Collaboration in Inclusive Settings 3
TED 710 Practicum in Literacy for Students w/ Learning Problems 1-6 3

Before moving on to Tier III, students should pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills – Written (ATS-W). Students must also be fingerprinted.

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


Final portfolios should be submitted during the student teaching or supervised teaching semester. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.

See Portfolio Guidelines