Total program credits needed for graduation: 46
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week
break between each quarter.
11 Required Courses, 46 quarter credits
|ED5010||Foundations of Master’s Studies in Education†||4 quarter credits|
|ED5500||Standards-Based Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment||4 quarter credits|
|ED5501||Assessment and Improvement of Instruction||4 quarter credits|
|ED5503||Classroom Management Strategies||4 quarter credits|
|ED5006||Survey of Research Methodology||4 quarter credits|
|ED5420*||Exceptional Children in the Early Childhood Setting||4 quarter credits|
22 quarter credits
|ED5405||Infant and Child Development||4 quarter credits|
|ED5410*||The Early Childhood Learning Environment||4 quarter credits|
|ED5430*||Children, Families, and Society||4 quarter credits|
|ED5440||Early Childhood Reading and Literacy Instruction||4 quarter credits|
|ED5450*||Early Childhood Education Practicum||6 quarter credits|
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
† Learners in the MS in Education, Early Childhood Education specialization are required to complete ED5010 with a grade of “B" or higher as a condition of continued enrollment in the program.
Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, other professional credential, or salary advancement. State licensing regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in which they intend to work. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website (www.capella.edu). Teachers are advised to contact their school district to determine whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.
Learners are required to pass the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) to successfully complete their program. Learners must identify Capella University as a recipient to ensure the score report is sent to the university. Learners are responsible for any costs associated with these examinations.
Arkansas and Kentucky residents are not eligible to enroll in this specialization.
You may be able to fulfill some requirements by completing a professional development course while you are enrolled in your program.
Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities
you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are
due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each
In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.
Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.
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