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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, M.S.


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The graduate plan in Early Childhood Education leads to the Master of Science degree. Students may be subject to an interview with members of the Early Childhood Education program prior to admission. Students seeking this degree must complete at least 36 hours of credit. Within the degree, there are three tracks of Early Childhood Education: the master’s degree, the master’s degree focusing on young children with disabilities, and the master’s degree with EC-6 certification.

Early Childhood Education M.S. Online Option

The online graduate plan in Early Childhood Education leads to the Master of Science degree. Students may be subject to an interview with members of the Early Childhood Education program prior to admission. Students seeking this degree must complete at least 36 hours of credit.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Requirements


Core Requirements


Additional Information

Students in Track C must take TCED 6031  instead of INST 6031 .

Track A - Master’s Degree Only


Master’s Degree Options (6 hours)


Select one option.
Option 3

ECED Elective Course
Additional Information

  • Three hours of an approved elective (Internship requires prior completion of a minimum of nine hours of the Professional Education Core and a minimum of 15 ECED hours completed from the 21 ECED hours on the plan).
  • All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.

Track B - Master’s Degree with Focus on Young Children with Disabilities (36 hours)


Additional Information

  • Internship requires prior completion of a minimum of nine hours of the Professional Education Core and a minimum of 15 ECED hours completed from the 21 ECED hours on the plan.
  • All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.

Track C - Master’s Degree with Core Subjects EC-6 Certification (36 hours)


Master’s Degree Options (6 hours)


Additional Information

  • Internship requires prior completion of a minimum of nine hours of the Professional Education Core and a minimum of 15 ECED hours completed from the 21 ECED hours on the plan.
  • All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.

Internship


Additional Information

Students seeking teaching certification must complete additional requirements. See a College of Education adviser for details.

Track D- Master’s Degree with Early Childhood Leadership Certification (36-39 hours)


Master’s Degree Options (6-9 hours)


Select one option.

Additional Information

  • Three hours of an approved elective (Internship requires prior completion of a minimum of nine hours of the Professional Education Core and a minimum of 15 ECED hours completed from the 21 ECED hours on the plan).
  • All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.
  • Option 1 can only be taken after consultation with faculty advisor

Admission Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) and a 3.000 GPA in the last 60 hours.
    • If GPA in last 60 hours is 3.000 or higher, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is NOT required.
  • If GPA is below 3.000, scores from the GRE/MAT must be submitted.
    • If GPA is below 2.500 - 3.000, minimum required test scores
      • GRE - 294 combined on the Quantitative & Verbal, 3.5 Analytical Writing
      • MAT - 390

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