Accelerated MSEd Early Childhood Special Education Degree Plan: Early Childhood Education Majors

The following is a sample schedule for this degree – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

How to earn undergraduate and graduate credit

Full admission into the program

Gain full admission into the early childhood special education graduate program by:

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ECE 304 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 315 Classroom Management and Positive Guidance in the Early Childhood Classroom 3
ECE 675 Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children and Families in Early Childhood 3
RDG 318 Foundations of Literacy Instruction 3
CFD 660 Family Engagement 3
CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ECE 301 Emerging Literacy and Communication Arts 3
ECE 302 Social Studies and Sociomoral Development 2
ECE 303 Mathematics and Science for Young Children 3
SPE 623 Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Special Education 3
GEC 116 (Public Affairs, Public Issue) 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Total hours17

Ninth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ECE 401 Curriculum For Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 402 Assessing Young Children 2
ECE 403 Integrated Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum 1
RDG 420 Methods of Assessing and Personalizing Reading and Writing 3
RDG 421 Practicum-Methods of Assessing and Personalizing Reading and Writing 2
CFD 663 Administration of Programs for Children and Families 3
CFD 110 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
Total hours17

Tenth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ECE 495 Supervised Teaching in Early Childhood Education 6
ECE 496 Supervised Teaching in Early Childhood Education 6
Total hours12

Eleventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SPE 616 Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis and Interventions for Teachers in Applied Settings 3
SPE 618 Application of Applied Behavior Analysis and Interventions in Applied Settings 3
SPE 779 Application of Technology in Special Education 3
ECE 725 Inquiry in Early Childhood and Family Development 3
Total hours12

Twelfth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology 3
SPE 782 Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities 4
SPE 792 Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Students with Disabilities Lab 2
ECE 771 Proposal Development 4
SPE 671 Clinical Practicum in Special Education 1-3
Total hours11-13

Thirtieth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
ECE 762 Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Development 3
Total hours3

The following courses count towards both undergraduate and graduate requirements:

  • CFD 660
  • CFD 663
  • ECE 675
  • SPE 623