Early Childhood Education (Alt. M.Ed.)

Degree Requirements

In general, the program requires a minimum of 42 graduate hours and such additional undergraduate courses or experiences as the Department may require. Please visit http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/ceps/programs.html for specific requirements. See College of Education and Professional Studies general section for program admission requirements.

The program for the Alternative M.Ed. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education is as follows: 42 minimum graduate hours requires (500 level).

Curriculum and Teaching
EEC 523Instr Plan Elem School3
Foundations/Special Education
SPE 500Nat-Needs of Exc Chld and Yth3
EPY 502Psy Prin Learning3
Research and Evaluation
EPY 525Assessment & Research in Educ3
EDM 510Microcomputing Systems in Ed3
Teaching Field
EEC 532Lit and Lang Dev in Elem Sch3
EEC 535Trends in Teaching Mathematics3
EEC 537Teaching Science3
RED 531
RED 520
Trends-Practices Tchg Reading
and Reading Foundations
EEC 553Org Patterns and Curr in ECE3
Field Experience
EEC 548Early Childhood Practicum3
Clinical Field Experience
EEC 598Internship Early Childhood Edu (Supervised practice in a school setting in the student's teaching field. The student will work full time in the school for an entire semester)6
Total Hours42

Alabama State Department of Education Certification Requirements

A Student applying for initial teacher certification will be required to pass the appropriate Praxis II test(s) and have a successful score on his/her edTPA portfolio. ALSDE certification requirements are subject to change and students will be required to meet those which are in place the semester they are applying for certification. Prior to registering for any Praxis II exam, please verify current requirements by going directly to the ALABAMA portion of the Praxis II at http://www.ets.org/praxis/al