Rhode Island College

2015-2016 Catalog


Early Childhood Education M.Ed.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of all Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admission requirements.
  2. Teacher certification in elementary education, early childhood education, or an appropriate field.
  3. An interview may be required.
Note: The teaching certification requirement may be waived under special circumstances and with special considerations.

Course Requirements

Foundations Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELED 510Research Methods, Analysis, and Applications

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 502Social Issues in Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Professional Education Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECED 502Curriculum, Developmental Play, and Programs

3

Fall.
ECED 503Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education Programs

3

Fall.
ECED 505Early Childhood Education and Development Issues

3

Spring.
ECED 512Working with Families: Building Home-School Partnerships

3

Spring.
 

ECED 580Workshop:

3

-Or-

ECED 661Directing Early Care and Education Programs

3

Spring.
 

ECED 662Seminar in Early Childhood Education Research

3

Fall.

Note: ECED 580: Only with consent of advisor.

Electives

TWO COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 513Orientation to the Education of Young Children with Special Needs

3

Spring.
SPED 516Programs for Young Children with Disabilities

3

Fall.
SPED 534Involvement of Parents and Families Who Have Children with Disabilities

3

Fall, Spring.

Note: SPED 513: Students who have never completed a special education course must take this course.

TWO COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 533Psychology of Students with Exceptionalities

3

Spring.
ECED 509Emergent Literacy—Infants through Grade Two

3

As needed.
ELED 504Mathematics in the Elementary School

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 508Language Arts in the Elementary School

3

Summer.
ELED 515Literature in the Elementary School

3

As needed.
ELED 518Science in the Elementary School

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 528Social Studies in the Elementary School

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
TESL 539Language Acquisition and Learning

3

Spring, Summer.
TESL 549Sociocultural Foundations of Language Minority Education

3

Fall, Summer.

Note: ECED 509: Students who have never completed a course in beginning reading must take this course.

Comprehensive Assessment

Total Credit Hours: 36