2023-2024 Academic Catalog & Handbooks 
    Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog & Handbooks

Alternative Early Childhood Education, M.A.

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Core Courses (27 Sub-Total Hours)

TE 525 is a prerequisite for all courses listed below with the exception of TE 520.


*Students must apply for internship (TE 523 ) at least one academic period (semester) prior to doing the internship. The internship requirements include:

  1. A completed application;
  2. A 3.25 GPA on all graduate courses (with no grade less than a “C”);
  3. Approval by the teacher education council;
  4. Satisfactory completion of all deficiency courses and general studies courses;
  5. Satisfactory completion of approved field experiences;
  6. Passing scores on the appropriate Praxis II content knowledge test(s)* (taken in TE 525-within first 12 hours);
  7. Passing score on Praxis II Teaching Reading test* (taken in EE 516)
  8. edTPA - Educator Teacher Performance Assessment* (taken in TE 533).

* A test fee will be added as a Course Fee to billing. 

Special Note:

Student teachers begin their assignments when local school systems start even though this start date may be prior to the start date of the university semester.

Hours to Major

42 hours are needed to graduate with an Alternative Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education

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