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Early Childhood Education Online Master's Degree

Total Hours: 36

Classes for the early childhood education master's degree program are fully online. To add the supplemental early childhood endorsement, you must first have a bachelor’s degree and a completed elementary education endorsement.

Professional education core: 6 hours

  • EDU 603 Introduction to Educational Research and Design (3)
  • EDU 652 Instructional Theory and Practice (3)

Early childhood concentration: 28-30 hours

  • EDU 605 Curriculum and Methods Appropriate for Ages Birth-8 (3)
  • EDU 617 Assessment of Needs for Young Children Birth-8 (3)
  • EDU 632 Clinical for Early Childhood (3)
  • EDU 658 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development PK-16 (3)
  • FCS 604 Infants / Toddlers Through Primary Children Birth-8 (3)
  • FCS 611 Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs and Coordination of Community Partnerships (3)
  • FCS 616 Early Childhood Practicum with Applied Research (3-5)
  • SPD 636 Social and Emotional Behavior (3)
  • SPD 652 Consultation and Co-Teaching in the Field (3)

Note: Students completing a thesis will also take the EDU 699 Thesis course.


For graduate students wanting to add the early childhood endorsement without completing the MSE, take the following classes (18 hours):

  • EDU 605 Curriculum and Methods Appropriate for Ages Birth-8 (3)
  • EDU 617 Assessment of Needs for Young Children Birth-8 (3)
  • EDU 658 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development PK-16 (3)
  • FCS 604 Infants/Toddlers Through Primary Children Birth-8 (3)
  • FCS 611 Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs and Coordination of Community Partnerships (3)
  • FCS 616 Early Childhood Practicum with Applied Research (3)

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