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Master of Education Degree in Early Childhood Education

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Student Worksheet

I. Core Required Courses (15 credits)
______ SERM 700: Introduction to Research in Education
______ SEPY 705: Children and Adolescents as Learners
______ SECH 740: The Young Child: Applying Theory and Research
______ SECH 742: Advanced Study of Early Childhood Curricula and Program Models
______ SEFN 744: Philosophy and Education

II. Specialized Early Childhood Requirements (12-15 credits) selected from
______ SECH 608: Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education
______ SECH 744: Advanced Study of Language Development and Communication Skills in Early Childhood Education
______ SECH 750: Play Theory and Early Learning
______ SECH 794: Types of Early Childhood Centers
______ SECH 811: Current Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education
______ SEDL 642: Teaching Mathematics to Young Children
______ SLCY 722: Developing Literacy from Kindergarten through Second Grade

III. Related Study (3-6 credits)
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(No more than 6 hours of professional development courses may be used in a degree program.)

IV. Final Seminar (3 credits)
______ SECH 797: Seminar in Early Childhood Education

V. Graduate Professional Portfolio


Transfer Credit. Transfer work from a regionally accredited institution applicable to a master's degree must be within the six years prior to USC Upstate degree completion. A maximum of twelve semester hours credit (nine if part of a master's degree at the other institution) may be considered, subject to these additional provisions: (a) the courses must be documented by an official transcript mailed to the admissions office by the awarding institution; (b) the transcript must clearly indicate that graduate credit was awarded or specifically verified by the institution's registrar or graduate dean; (c) the courses must be judged appropriate by the student's advisor, approved by the dean of the School of Education, and listed on an approved program of study; (d) courses graded lower than B are not transferable; (e) USC Upstate provides no revalidation mechanism for courses completed at another institution.


Academic Residency Requirement.  Students must successfully complete a minimum of 24 semester hours of program courses offered by the University of South Carolina Upstate.





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Graduate Tuition and Fees


Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Visual Impairment Education

Program Contacts

Tina Herzberg, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Education

Ron Fulbright, Ph.D.
Program Chair
Department of Informatics


Mary Alice Hodge, Ph.D., CNL-C, RN

Director, Graduate Program
Mary Black School of Nursing

Office of Admissions
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Spartanburg, SC 29303
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Phone: 864-503-5246

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