The Online Master of Education: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development in Birth-Kindergarten (B-K ISED) Program:
ONLINE GRADUATE PROGRAMS OPEN HOUSE/CHAT (ONLINE) 5/21, 5-6pm, click here for the link!
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We offer four options for graduate study in birth through kindergarten:
1) For those holding the initial B-K teaching license: M.Ed (BKISED) program, 37 hours (see below)
2) For those holding a teaching license but not in B-K: M.Ed (BKISED) program + 4hrs B-K student teaching = 41 hours
3) For those with no teaching license at all: Graduate B-K Licensure Certificate (20 hrs) + remainder of M.Ed (24 hrs)= 44 hours
4) For those who do not want a B-K teaching license, the Leadership in Early Care and Education Certificate, 18 hours
ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS ARE ONLINE
The Department of HDFS and the Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) in the School of Education jointly offer an online Master of Education (non-thesis, Advanced Masters) degree program in "Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development in Birth-Kindergarten" (BK-ISED). This program is fall admission only. The BK-ISED program prepares graduate students for diverse roles in educational and community settings. The program calls for a minimum of 37 semester hours of course work beyond the Baccalaureate degree. Students will complete a capstone project and a portfolio towards the end of their program. Upon completion of this program of study, students will be eligible for an advanced competency license in birth-kindergarten. Core and elective course requirements are listed below.
The BK:ISED Graduate Student Handbook assists students by providing information necessary for successful completion of the advanced master's program in Birth-Kindergarten: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development. All students are encouraged to read it carefully for the philosophy and objectives of the program as well as various types of practical information.
The final deadline for applying to the BK:ISED program or the LECE Certificate program is May 1. Applications will begin to be reviewed in the early spring and final decisions about the applicants will be made by mid July. If you are a VISIONS student who is interested in taking BKISED or LECE courses, please contact the course instructor to see if space is available. VISIONS students MUST have instructor permission to enroll in HDF courses. Priority in course enrollment will be given to BKISED and LECE students.
Course Work Requirements
(37 semester hours)
Research Requirements 6 s.h.
ERM 604 Methods of Educational Research
HDF 650 Theory and Research in Early Childhood
Theory and Practice Requirements 19 s.h.
HDF 636 Leadership & Mentoring in Educating Young Children
HDF 633 Advanced Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
SES 601 Introduction to Inclusive Birth-Kindergarten Services
SES 602 Inclusive Family-Centered Practices in Early Childhood
SES/HDF 606 Teaching Methods in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings (4 hrs)
SES 603 Screening/Assessment in Inclusive Early Childhood Services
Practicum 6 s.h.
SES 604 Internship in Inclusive Early Childhood
Electives 6 s.h.
HDF 610, HDF 621, HDF 653, HDF 667, SES 608, SES 647, SES 657, SES 662, or other courses approved through discussion between advisor and student.