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Northwest Missouri State University


Master of Science in Education Teaching

Early Childhood Education

This program is designed for students who seek advanced training in the field of early childhood education. Upon completion of the coursework students will have a strong understanding of child development, effective instruction and classroom management strategies, curriculum development, and administration in early childhood settings.

Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement Program

Persons who hold an early childhood certification* may be eligible (see advisor) for endorsement in early childhood special education by completing 2 additional courses listed below. 
*Persons not holding an early childhood certificate should see their advisor for additional requirements.

Admission Requirements

Core Requirements

61-649 Issues in Education OR
    61-695 Philosophy of Education 3
61-682 Methods in Educational Research 2
61-683 Research Paper 1
Total 6
Subject Field Requirements
61-650 Improvement of Teaching 3
61-651 Seminar and Practicum in Teaching 3
Total 6
Prescribed Concentration in Early Childhood
08-623 Advanced Child Psychology 3
62-602 Supervision of Early Childhood Programs 3
62-630 Field Experience in Early Childhood 3-4
62-542 Curriculum & Methods in Early Childhood Special Edu. 3
Total 12-13
Prescribed Electives and/or courses required for certification
See advisor for certification requirements and approved electives
Total 7-8
Program Total 32
Endorsement ONLY Required Courses
62-542 Curriculum & Methods in EC Special Education 3
62-544 Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education 3
Endorsement Total 6

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To fulfill all requirements for class enrollment, please register at least 3 weeks in advance. Order your books early from the Bearcat Bookstore.