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Plan of Study

M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood (Birth – Grade 2) and Literacy (Birth – Grade 6)

44 Credits

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course 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, 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: Methods Courses (28 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3
TED 525 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 1-6 3
TED 610 Assessing Students w/ Literacy and Learning Probs 3
TED 640 Phonological Awareness and Beginning Reading 3
TED 620 Collaboration in Inclusive Settings 3
TED 625 Interventions in Reading 3
TED 641 Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood Educ. 3
TED 642 Observ. and Assessment in Early Child. Classroom 3
TED 710 Practic. in Literacy for Students w/Learn. Probs.1-6 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1

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 702
TED 703
Seminar and Student Teaching: Early Childhood
Seminar and Supervised Teaching: Early Childhood

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 is granted. The appropriate CST(s) must be satisfactorily completed.

See Portfolio Guidelines