Plan C. Professional Certification & Master's Program

Plan C in the childhood education program is for practicing teachers who have achieved initial teacher certification in childhood education (grades 1-6), and who wish to pursue professional teacher certification in childhood education while earning their master’s degree.

Required Courses

Take one of the following two courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 2000CFirst and Second Language and Literacy Acquisition

3

OR

EDCE 2700CLiteracy for Struggling Readers and Writers

3

Take one of the following two courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 2900FInclusive Practices for the General Education Classroom (Grades 1-6)

3

OR

SPED 5000KIntroduction to Inclusive Education

3

Take all of the following courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7400FContemporary Problems and Issues in Childhood Education

3

EDCE 2300CSocial Studies Inquiry for Pre-K to 6 Teachers

3

EDCE 3200CScience Inquiry for Pre-K to 6 Teachers

3

EDCE 6200CMathematics Inquiry for Pre-K to 6 Teachers

3

EDCE 3000FCurriculum Development in Childhood Education

3

Take the following research seminar sequence in the second half of your program

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 2204IContent Research Seminar in Childhood Education

2

EDCE 2900ISeminar in Educational Research II

2

Electives – Choose TWO courses (or other SOE graduate courses with permission from your advisor)

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 5700CEducation That Is Multicultural

3

EDCE 7700ADrama in Education

3

EDCE 5400CMethods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages I (Pre K-grade 6)

3

EDCE 5800CTheories of Second Language Acquisition

3

EDCE 5201CMethods of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual English Language Learners (P-Grade 6)

3

EDCE 4500KInclusive Practices for the Arts

3

Total Credit Hours: 31