Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Requirements for Early Childhood Education majors - 38 hours total

Mixed Credit Courses - 12 hours

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
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 Code Course Title Credit Hours
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
or
SPE 787
Application of Applied Behavior Analysis & Intervention in Applied Settings
or
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Advanced Behavioral Analysis and Intervention
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 4 hrs
SPE 792 Adv. Diagnosis & Remediation of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities – Lab 2 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 Code Course Title Credit Hours
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 Code Course Title Credit Hours
ECE 675 Working with Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Children & Families 3 hrs
CFD 705 Growth and Development: Infancy through 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

Additional Certification Requirements for BSED, SPE Majors: CFD 110 (Health, Safety, and Nutrition) is a required course for Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education certification in Early Childhood Special Education. This course will need to be completed during the BSED K-12 SPE Program for ECSE Certification Eligibility.

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 618 (Application of Applied Behavior Analysis and Intervention in Applied Settings) and/or SPE 787 (Advanced Behavior Analysis and Intervention), 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.