Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Requirements for Early Childhood Education majors - 38 hours total

Mixed Credit Courses - 12 hours

Course ID Course Title
CFD 660 Family Engagement (3 hrs)
CFD 663 Admin. Of Programs for Children & Families (3 hrs)
ECE 675 Working with Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Children & Families (3 hrs)
SPE 623 Curriculum & Methods in ECSE (3 hrs)

Additional required courses - 26 hours

Course ID Course Title
ECE 725 Inquiry in Early Childhood & Family Development (3 hrs)
SPE 616 Foundations of Applied Behavior & Interventions for Teachers in Applied Settings (3 hrs)
SPE 618 Application of Applied Behavior Analysis & Intervention in Applied Settings (3 hrs)
SPE 671 Clinical Practicum in Special Education (1 hr)
SPE 779 Application of Technology in Special Education (3 hrs)
SPE 782 Adv. Diagnosis & Remediation of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3 hrs)
SPE 792 Adv. Diagnosis & Remediation of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities – Lab (3 hrs)
SFR 780 Educational Research Methods (3 hrs)
ECE 771 Proposal Development (1 hr)
ECE 762 Seminar in Early Childhood & Fam. Development (3 hrs)
Requirements for Special Education majors - 38 hours total

Mixed Credit Courses - 12 hours

Course ID Course Title
SPE 625 Introduction to Teaching & Assessing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 hrs)
SPE 660 Working with Families of Exceptional Individuals (3 hrs)
SPE 618 Application of Applied Behavior Analysis & Intervention in Applied Settings (3 hrs)
SPE 779 Application of Technology in Sp. Education Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities- Lab (3 hrs)

Additional required courses - 26 hours

Course ID Course Title
ECE 675 Working with Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Children & Families (3 hrs)
ECE 724 Foundations of Early Childhood (3 hrs)
ECE 725 Inquiry in Early Childhood & Family Development (3 hrs)
ECE 731 Adv. Curriculum for Early Childhood Education (3 hrs)
CFD 663 Admin. of Programs for Children and Families (3 hrs)
SPE 623 Curriculum and Methods in ECSE (3 hrs)
SPE 671 Clinical Practicum in Special Education (1 hr)
SFR 780 Educational Research Methods (3 hrs)
ECE 771 Proposal Development (1 hr)
ECE 762 Seminar in Early Childhood & Fam. Development (3 hrs)

Research Requirement

The Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education will require a seminar paper or thesis. The seminar paper can be a creative project, (e.g., curriculum development, program evaluation,) and the thesis will be a five chapter paper using original data. The seminar paper/thesis will be proposed in ECE 771 (Proposal Development) and completed in ECE 762 (Seminar in Early Childhood & Family Development).

Field Experience

There are field experiences required in SPE 671 (Clinical Practicum in Special Education) and SPE 792 (Adv. Diagnosis & Remediation of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities – Lab).

Comprehensive Examination

A comprehensive examination must be passed by the candidate before a degree will be granted. Specific requirements for the comprehensive examination will be determined by the graduate faculty for the program.