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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, MS


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Program Description

This program is a degree designed for individuals who are currently working with young children or are desiring to work with young children in an educational setting. Courses are structured to increase the educator’s knowledge of young children and the ensuing implications for programs and curricula.

Teachers, curriculum specialists and administrators will improve their competence in designing curriculum, classrooms, centers, and classroom experiences for young children. Students will also improve their skills in evaluating instruction based on children’s needs, and develop techniques to appropriately evaluate young children’s learning.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Articulate and fulfill professional roles and responsibilities related to working with young children in the State of Texas.
  • Design appropriate curricula, classroom centers, and classroom experiences for young children in the State of Texas.
  • Determine effective, responsive instruction and assessment for young children in the State of Texas.
  • Produce a portfolio consisting of experiences, projects, originally designed products and a synthesis of reflection developed during participation in the degree program.

Admission Requirements

Students are eligible to pursue graduate-level course work in Early Childhood Education if they meet COE graduate admission requirements as specified in the COE’s Graduate Policies and Regulations  section of this catalog.

Degree Requirements


3. Specialization Areas (9 semester hours)


Students are required to choose ONE area of specialization and complete ALL courses in the area chosen.

Capstone Experience


All students pursuing the master’s degree in Early Childhood Education will take ECED 5349  (Capstone Experience in Early Childhood Education). Candidates for this degree must successfully present and defend their Graduate Portfolio to the Assessment Panel prior to graduation. The portfolio consists of experiences, projects, originally designed products and a synthesis of reflection developed during participation in the degree program. Each student who is a candidate for graduation must present and discuss each item of their portfolio with the Assessment Panel. The panel of three consists of a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Early Childhood professor, a professor from the College of Education (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi), and a professional educator who holds a masters or doctorate degree.

For Additional Information


Website:

http://teach.tamucc.edu/g_ece.html

Campus Address:

Faculty Center, Room 228; Phone (361) 825-5581

Mailing Address:

Department of Teacher Education, Unit 5818
College of Education
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5818

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