Master of Arts in Education Degree in Early Childhood Education P-3

Master of Arts in Education Degree

The Master of Arts in Education degree is awarded in the following major fields: school counseling, instructional leadership, early childhood education PK-3, elementary education K-6, P-12 education, secondary education, and special education: collaborative teacher K-6 and/or 6-12. Programs range from 33-60 semester hours. See program requirements below.

Early Childhood Education (P-3) (Alabama State Board of Education Approved)

Prerequisite: valid Class B professional certificate in the early childhood education teaching field.

Required Courses:
EED 601Methods of Action Research for Educators3
EED 602Applied Action Research for Educators3
EED 605Instructional Technology3
EED 610The Master Teacher3
EED 611Issues in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
EED 625Advanced Studies in Assessment of Early Childhood and Elementary Learners3
Special Education Requirement3
Survey of Students with Disabilities (required if a special education requirement has not been completed) **
Creating Inclusive Classroom Communities (required if a special education requirement has been completed) **
Advisor-approved coursework related to early childhood education with at least 6 hours at the 600 level12
Total Hours33

**Educator candidates who have not previously met the special education requirement must take a general survey course in special education EEX 605 or if they have credit for a previous general special education course they will need to take EED 603.