Master of Education
Early Childhood Education Degree Plan

(Code No. 822)

NOTE:   In order to complete this master’s degree and meet certification requirements, the candidate must have completed an approved program in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or Special Education OR hold a teaching certificate in one of those areas.

I.      Required Professional Education (12 hours)

  • EDUC 5113 Introduction to Research
  • COUN 5513 Introduction to Counseling & Guidance
  • EDPSY 5723 Advanced Psychology of Learning
  • ELEM 5693 Teaching in the Elementary School

II.      Subject Area Requirements

  • Completion of at least 12 undergraduate or graduate semester hours in each of the four core subject areas (mathematics, science, language arts, and social science).

III.      Required Early Childhood Education Core (20 hours)

  • ECED 5423 Play Methods & Materials
  • ECED 5463 The Expressive Arts
  • ECED 5483 Exploring the Child’s World
  • ECED 5533 Guidance of the Preschool Child
  • PSYCH 5633 Language Development
  • ECED 5163 Perceptual Development in Infants and Toddlers
  • ECED 5612 Practicum in Early Childhood Education

IV.      Capstone Experience

  • EDUC 5950 Graduate Capstone Experience (must be completed during the final semester)

Certification Requirements

  • Completion of master’s degree
  • Successful passage of the appropriate Oklahoma Subject Area Examination
  • Hold an appropriate/valid teaching certificate and have a minimum of two years successful teaching experience

Upon completion of all requirements, applications for certification should be filed with the Department of Education Certification Analyst in Room 200-A of the Education Building.