Plan D. Initial Certification Program & Master’s Program for Candidates Certified in Another Area

This Plan D program is for graduate students who hold certification in an area other than childhood education, and seek both initial certification in childhood education and a master’s degree.

Prerequisites

Complete one of the following three courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 2100KDevelopment Issues in Early Childhood/Childhood Education

3

OR

EDUC 7200APsychology of Learning and Teaching

3

OR

EDUC 7300AChild Development

3

Complete 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

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7500CEmergent to Fluent Literacy

3

EDCE 3000FCurriculum Development in Childhood Education

3

EDCE 2100CTeaching Social Studies in Childhood Education

3

EDCE 3100CElementary Science & Engineering Teaching Methods

3

EDCE 5950CMathematics Knowledge for Teachers (Birth to Grade 6)

3

EDCE 6100CHow Children Learn Mathematics: Grades 1-6

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

Take the following two courses as part of teaching practicum

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7603NPracticum in Childhood Education (grades 1-6)

EDCE 7402GStudent Teaching in Childhood Education II and Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours: 31