Early Childhood Education – MEd/MS, EdS, PhD

Early Childhood Education - MEd (Certification, Online Option Available)

 
Class A Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 24 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be teaching field courses.
Required: 9 hours
CTEC 7510/7516Research Studies in Early Childhood Education3
CTEC 7520/7526Curriculum and Teaching in Early Childhood Education3
EDMD 7210/7216Integration of Technology Into Curriculum3
Select 15 hours of the following:15
Early Childhood Education Perspective
Origins of Thought
Play and Early Childhood Education
Theory-Based Problems in Early Childhood Education
Evaluation of Programs in Early Childhood Education
Practicum in Area of Specialization 1
Research and Thesis
Evaluation of Programs in Areas of Specialization
Other advisor-approved courses 6000 level and above in teaching field (i.e., CTEC, CTEE, CTRD, CTES. CTMU, RSED)
Survey of Special Education/ Diversity Course: 3 hours3
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 2
Additional Courses: 3 hours3
Select 3 hours of advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level or above 3
Total Hours30
1

Required unless teaching in area of certification at an approved school site.

2

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

3

Supporting courses must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field).

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.   

Coursework used to meet Class B certification requirements may not be used to meet    requirements for Class A certification.

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.  

 

Early Childhood Education - MS (Non-certification, Online Option Available)

Early Childhood Education - MS (Non-certification)
Teaching and Learning: 15 Hours
CTSE 7000/7006Orientation to Teaching and Learning1
CTSE 7800/7806Capstone in Teaching and Learning2
EDMD 7000/EDMD 7006 or other advisor-approved instructional design course3
Advisor-approved CTEC Courses: 9 Hours9
Advisor-Approved Electives: 15 Hours15
Total Hours30


Early Childhood Childhood Education - EdS (Certification, Online Option Available)

Class AA Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 15 Hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be teaching field courses.
Select 15 hours from the following:
CTEC 7270/7276Theory-Based Problems in Early Childhood Education3
CTEC 7540/7546Evaluation of Programs in Early Childhood Education 13
CTEC 8240/8246Research in Early Childhood Education3
CTEC 8270/8276Theory-Based Problems in Early Childhood Education 23
CTEC 8720/8726Designing Early Childhood Curriculum3
Other advisor-approved 6000 level or above in the Teaching Field (i.e. CTEC, CTEE, CTRD,CTES, CTMU, RSED)
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course: 3 hours3
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 3
Additional Courses: 12 hours
Required: 9 hours
ERMA 7100Advanced Study of Educational Measurement and Evaluation3
ERMA 7210Theory and Methodology of Qualitative Research3
or ERMA 7300/7306 Design and Analysis in Education I
EPSY 7400/7406Ed Psych & Educational Implica3
or EPSY 7410 The Individual in the Teaching-Learning Process
Select remaining 3 hours from the following:3
Practicum in Area of Specialization 4
Field Project 4
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level or above 5
Total Hours30
1

Required if not previously completed.

2

CTEC 8270/CTEC 8276 may be repeated with different titles (e.g., Possibility & Necessity, Understanding Causality)

3

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

4

To ensure a field experience, CTEC 7910/CTEC 7916 is required for those seeking Class AA certification only; this requirement is in addition to any practicum credit counted for Class A certification. CTEC 8980/CTEC 8986 is required for those seeking the EdS degree

5

Supporting courses must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field). 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.  

Coursework used to meet Class A certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class AA certification.

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.  


Early Childhood Education - PhD

Early Childhood Education - PhD
Research: 18-21 Hours18-21
Research in Early Childhood Education
Basic Methods in Education Research
Design and Analysis in Education I
Design and Analysis in Education II
Design and Analysis in Education III
A Practical Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
Theory and Methodology of Qualitative Research
Applied Qualitative Research
Constructivist Investigations in Early Childhood Settings
Foundations of Education: 9 Hours9
Ed Psych & Educational Implica
The Individual in the Teaching-Learning Process
ERMA, ESPY, EDMD, EDLD, or FOUN Elective
Teaching Field: 30-45 Hours (Generally transfered from Master's or EdS degrees.)30-45
Designing Early Childhood Curriculum
Theory-Based Problems in Early Childhood Education
Theory-Based Problems in Early Childhood Education
Specialized Professional Courses: 18-21 Hours18-21
CTEC 8990/8996Research and Dissertation10
Total Hours85-106