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University of Central Oklahoma Graduate Catalog, 2012 - 2013 Program: Early Childhood Education Major: Early Childhood Education College: Education and Professional Studies Major Code: 3630 1. Paper or online application for admission (www.uco.edu/ Degree: Master of Education (M.Ed.) graduate/admissions.html). Department Curriculum & Instruction College Education & Professional Studies from each institution attended with all degrees posted. Program Coordinator/Advisor: Dr. Kelly Baker - E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org dergraduate transcripts must show a minimum 2.75 GPA overall or 2.75 Phone Number: 405-974-5135 3. Students falling below this standard may qualify for con- Graduate Admissions: Carlie Wellington ditional admission. See Admission to Graduate Studies E-Mail Address: email@example.com section. Phone Number: 405-974-5105 4. Students with a native language other than English must - mission to Graduate Studies section - English Language Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. The Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide an advanced program of study focusing on the devel- opmentally appropriate care and education of children from birth through age eight within various early childhood and Graduation Requirements elementary school settings. Required Courses................................................ 30 Hours The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate a Course Course Course Title basic knowledge of educational research including: research No. procedures and methods; sources and formats utilized for PTE 5013 Foundations of Educational Research presenting education research; critical review of research re- ECED 5042 Empowering Family, Communties & ports; and the preparation and defense of a research proposal. Schools The Early Childhood Education program emphasizes the ECED Dev., Lrng, Fam. Involvement: Birth – 3 edge bases regarding: 1) development of children, 2) learning ECED 5103 Dev., Lrng., Fam. Involvement: 4-8 theory, and 3) appropriate educational practices as well as the ECED 5153 Dev. Assess. Issues in Early Childhood opportunity to develop competence in working with parents ECED 5223 Ed. Practices of Constructivist Teachers of young children. ECED 5232 the study of the Constructivist Theory as it relates to cognitive ECED 5433 Theoretical Perspect. of Lrng & Practice and affective development and the implications for the care ECED 5512 Prof. and Advocacy in Early Childhood and education of young children. The curriculum is designed to provide an individualized program of study based on the ECED 5883 . Teachers as Researchers ECED 5900 Practicum - 3 credit hours Other areas addressed will include: assessment issues and techniques, multicultural aspects of child development, Approved Electives ............................................... 4 Hours principles of play in child development, principles of guidance, professionalism and advocacy. TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED ...............................34 HOURS Other Requirements the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Additional his/her graduate program advisor and the Jackson Col- lege of Graduate Studies by the of graduate work. The plan must be signed and dated by have a background in Early Childhood Education. the student and the graduate program advisor before it Admission Requirements Submit the following items to the Jackson College of Edmond, OK 73034. 58 University of Central Oklahoma Graduate Catalog, 2012 - 2013 Program: Early Childhood Education continued Major: Early Childhood Education College: Education and Professional Studies 2. Academic Standards. Meet the following course work standards: (a) overall GPA of 3.00 or higher. 3. Final Requirements. Apply for graduation through the JCGS by the advertised deadline. 59
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