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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Early Childhood Education / Special Education

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  • These undergraduate prerequisites must be met prior to or concurrently with the first field experience requirement:

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    BIOL 103 or
    BIOL 104

    Human Sexual Biology or The Human Body

    3

    INTD 149 Human and Intercultural Relations

    3

    MATH 205 Problem Solving

    3

    PSYC 150 Development: Birth through Adolescence

    3

    SOCI 114 Sociology of the Family

    3

    *View our undergraduate catalog for descriptions of undergraduate courses.

     


    M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education / Special Education (36 credits)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    Phase I (9 credits) 

    ECE 624

    Introduction to Urban Early Childhood Special Education: Establishing a Positive Urban Educational Environment for All Young Children

    3

    ECE 620 Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum and Program Development I, including Clinical Field Experience

    3

    ECE 610 Child Study as a Basis for Educational Planning

    3

    Phase II (9 credits) 
    ECE 607 Assessment Strategies for the Primary Grades II: Best Practices in Diverse Urban Environments

    3

    ECE 648 Language Skills in Early Childhood

    3

    ECE 656 Curriculum Development for the Early Primary Grades: Modifications and Materials for Students with Disabilities

    3

    Phase III (10 credits) 
    ECE 606 Early Childhood Special Education Field Experience II, including Portfolio Development

    3

    ECE 634 Family, Child and School Interaction

    3

    SPEC 692 Successful Collaboration and Inclusion in the Early Years/Universal Design

    3

    SPEC 621 The Development of Symbol Systems Including Strategies for Alleviating the Impact of Disabilities on Linguistic Processes

    3

    Phase IV (8 credits) 
    Must pass Praxis II prior to taking the below courses:

    ECE 605 Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Internship

    4

    ECE 608 Student Teaching Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education

    1

    ECE 679 Classroom Management/Classroom Behavior and Positive Behavior Supports

    1

      Total Credits 

     36 

    *View our graduate catalog for course descriptions.