Early Childhood Certification

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The Graduate Level Early Childhood certification program is 24 credit hours and consists of four initial courses, followed by a seminar and internship. The program is organized in a developmental sequence with initial courses providing a foundation for later courses

Initial teacher certification requirements:
Teacher certification occurs upon completion of course CURR 770
CURR 700, Educational Foundations 3
ECED 532, Issues and challenges in early childhood education 3
CURR 702, Early Literacy Teaching and Learning – or –
ECED 507, Emergent Literacy
ECED 550, Developmental methods and assessment in early childhood education 3
CURR 710, Elementary Mathematics Teaching & Learning 3
CURR 770, Clinical Experience & Seminar in Teaching 9
Acquisition of the MAT degree occurs after completion of the following:  
CURR 531, Curriculum Design & Development for Innovation & Change 3
SPED 500, Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers – or –
CURR 538, Assessment of Curriculum & Instruction to Improve the Performance of Teachers & Diverse Learners – or –
CURR 548, Curriculum & Instruction for Diverse Learners
EDAD 521, Data-based Decision-Making in Teaching & Learning 3