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MAE: Early Childhood Education Licensure, Ages 3-8

Early Childhood Education (61 credit hours) prepares individuals to teach children ages three through eight (grades pre-k through third).

MAE Core Courses (13 Credit Hours)
EDUC 605 Leading and Learning in a Culture of Change (3)
EDUC 606 Invitational and Inclusive Education (3)
EDUC 607 Applications of Educational Research (3)
EDUC 608* Critical Pedagogy: The Transformational Educator (1)
EDUC 700 Research Seminar & Project (3)
EDUC 705/706 National Board Certification Process (1+2)
EDUC 710 Practitioner Seminar and Project (3)

Professional Education (32 Credit Hours)
EDUC 519* Motor Language and Adaptive Physical Education (3)
EDUC 528* Learning Differences and Exceptionalities (3)
EDUC 555* Proactive Approaches to Classroom Management and Support (2)
EDUC 578 Theories of Early Childhood Development and Language (3)
EDUC 586* Social Studies in Early Childhood Education (3)
EDUC 588* Science in Early Childhood Education (3)
EDUC 591* Family-Centered Practices (3)
EDUC 592* Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3)
EDUC 593* Early Childhood Education (3)
EDUC 594* The Arts in Early Childhood (3)
EDUC 599* Mathematics in Early Childhood Education (3)

Reading (12 Credit Hours)
EDUC 520* Language, Literacy and Communication (3)
EDUC 521 Phonics and the Reading Process (3)
EDUC 523* Content Area Literacy (3)
EDUC 524* Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3)

Clinical Practice (4 Credit Hours)
EDUC 692 Early Childhood Practicum (3)
EDUC 693 Early Childhood Seminar (1)


*Additional field hours required

For a complete listing of MAE requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Graduate Catalog (pdf).