Course Sequence

Course Fall Winter Spring Summer 1 Summer 2
EDU 510: Inquiry into Teaching, Curriculum and Student Learning+25 hrs field work X X
EDU 656: Classroom Applications of Child Development X X
EDU 512: Teaching Elementary School Math X X
EDU 513: Teaching Elementary School Science X X
EDU 514: Teaching Elementary School Social Studies X X
EDU 551: eLearning & the American Classroom X X
EDU 657: Elem. School Practicum & Research Seminar+150 hrs field work X X
LIT 511: Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades X X
LIT 516: Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grades X X
FSA 510/515: Teaching the Special Education Learner in the General Ed Classroom X X X X
EDU 690: Student Teaching I X X
EDU 691: Student Teaching II X X
EDU 698: Culminating Research Proj & Seminar X X

Below are popular pathways for earning an M.S.T. in Childhood Education.

Accelerated schedule

The accelerated schedule begins in the summer and enables students to complete the entire program within a 12-month period. This path is ideal for students who intend to focus primarily on their graduate studies and who have completed all pre-requisites for the program.

Summer I

  • EDU 510+25 hrs*
  • EDU 656

Summer II

  • FSA 510/515
  • LIT 511

Fall

  • EDU 512
  • EDU 513
  • EDU 514
  • EDU 657+150 hrs (2 days/wk)*
  • LIT 516

Winter

  • EDU 551

Spring

  • Student Teaching
  • EDU 690
  • EDU 691
  • EDU 698

*The hours refer to required field experience hours that will accompany EDU 510 and EDU 657.

Full-time schedule

The full-time schedule begins in the fall and enables students to maintain full-time enrollment (i.e., 9 credits or more) throughout the entire program and complete the program in less than 18 months. This path is ideal for students who have received a scholarship or grant that requires full-time enrollment. For more information about graduate funding opportunities and enrollment requirements, please contact our Financial Aid Office. Students needing to complete program pre-requisites may still be eligible to begin the full-time schedule.

Fall 1

  • EDU 510+25 hrs*
  • EDU 514
  • LIT 511
  • FSA 510/515

Spring

  • LIT 516
  • EDU 657+150 hrs (2 days/wk)*
  • EDU 656

Summer I

  • EDU 551

Summer II

  • EDU 512
  • EDU 513

Fall 2

  • Student Teaching
  • EDU 690
  • EDU 691
  • EDU 698

*The hours refer to required field experience hours that will accompany EDU 510 and EDU 657.

Part-time schedules

These part-time schedules are ideal for graduate students with full-time employment and may be started in the fall, spring, or summer terms. When following one of these schedules, students will typically complete 2 courses at a time and can expect to complete the program in 18 – 24 months. To accommodate the working hours of most students, class times in the part-time schedule are always at 4:15pm or later. Students needing to complete program pre-requisites may still be eligible to begin the part-time schedules.

Fall start part-time 2 year program

Fall 1

  • EDU 510+25 hrs*
  • LIT 511

Spring 1

  • EDU 656
  • LIT 516

Summer I

  • EDU 551
  • EDU 514

Summer II

  • EDU 512
  • EDU 513

Fall 2

  • EDU 657+150 hrs (2 days/wk)*
  • FSA 510/515

Spring 2

  • Student Teaching
  • EDU 690
  • EDU 691
  • EDU 698

*The hours refer to required field experience hours that will accompany EDU 510 and EDU 657.

Spring start part-time 2 year program

Spring 1

  • EDU 656
  • FSA 510/515

Summer I

  • EDU 510+25 hrs*
  • EDU 551

Summer II

  • EDU 512
  • EDU 513

Fall 1

  • LIT 511
  • EDU 514

Spring 2

  • LIT 516
  • EDU 657+150 hrs (2 days/wk)*

Fall 2

  • Student Teaching
  • EDU 690
  • EDU 691
  • EDU 698

*The hours refer to required field experience hours that will accompany EDU 510 and EDU 657.

Summer start part-time 18 month program

Summer I

  • EDU 510+25 hrs*
  • EDU 656

Summer II

  • EDU 512
  • EDU 513

Fall 1

  • LIT 511
  • EDU 514

Spring 1

  • EDU 657+150 hrs (2 days/wk)*
  • LIT 516

Summer I

  • EDU 551

Summer II

  • FSA 510/515

Fall 2

  • Student Teaching
  • EDU 690
  • EDU 691
  • EDU 698

*The hours refer to required field experience hours that will accompany EDU 510 and EDU 657.