|EDEC 600*:||Child Development: Prebirth to Age 8|
|EDEC 601:||Language & Literacy Development in Young Children|
|EDEC 602:||Theoretical Foundations of Early Childhood Curriculum|
|EDEC 603:||Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in Early Childhood Education|
|EDEC 604:||Function and Theory of Play in Early Childhood Education|
|EDEC 605:||Integrating the Arts in Early Childhood Education|
|EDEC 606:||Social Contexts in Early Childhood|
|EDEC 607:||Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education|
|EDEC 608:||Diverse Needs in Early Childhood Education|
|EDRS 605:||Educational Research I|
Early Childhood Education: Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Candidates completing the online M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (ECE) program are effectively prepared to become professionals in a variety of roles within the field of early childhood education, including (but not limited to): educators of young children, administrators/directors of early childhood programs, community college instructors and trainers, professional development coordinators, curriculum coordinators, policy regulators, program managers, family specialists, child development specialists, early intervention specialists and coordinators, consultants, researchers, early childhood program officers and child and family policy advocates.
Applicants to the program must meet these requirements:
- 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate work
- Praxis II Content Scores (6 points higher than MDE Licensure requirement)
- Two (2) Graduate Reference Forms
- Track 1: Hold or eligible to hold an A educator licensure in the content area (elementary ed.)
- Track 2: No licensure is required
The deadline to apply for admission to the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is March 1. Upon admission to the M.Ed. in ECE program, any previously approved earned ECE master's course credit(s) at the University of Mississippi may be applied to a student's degree plan.
* EDEC 600 must be taken the first semester of entry into the M.Ed. in ECE program
Note: The program has two tracks: Track 1 (licensure) and Track 2 (non-licensure). Track options are decided upon admission to the program.
|Track 1||Candidates applying for admission to Track 1 of an M.Ed. in ECE must hold a valid teaching license.
Candidates are required have a minimum of 45 clock hours of approved field experiences.
Leads to licensure.
|Track 2||A valid teaching license is NOT required for candidates applying for admission to Track 2.
Does NOT lead to licensure.
Coursework offered in the program will include meaningful resources and course assignments that aid candidates in their National Board Certification journey to receive the Early Childhood Generalist certification.