Program Requirements for Early Childhood and SPecial Education MEd as of Fall 2020

Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 49

Required Courses:

Required courses for Early Childhood and Special Education MEd as of Fall 2020

Course Number

Course Title


Foundational Courses

EDUC 5402

Child and Adol Develop


Early Childhood Education Courses

ECED 5107

Mathematics Education for the Early Years: PreK-4


ECED 5108

Social Studies Education for the Early Years: PreK-4


ECED 5109

Science Education for the Early Years: PreK to 4


ECED 5206

Literacy Foundations for the Primary Grades: First through Fourth


ECED 5502

Cognitive Development


Special Education Courses

SPED 5105

Assessment in Special Education


SPED 5106

Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities


SPED 5109

Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support


SPED 5201

Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities: Effective Teaching Strategies


SPED 5211

Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities


SPED 5402

Effective Transition Practices for Students with Mild Disabilities


SPED 5666

Inclusive School Practices


TESOL Courses

TESL 5631

Foundations of Language Teaching: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners


Student Teaching and Seminar Courses

EDUC 5409

Research Methods and Induction Capstone


EDUC 5888

Supervised Teaching


Total Credit Hours


Lists the required courses for students beginning their Early Childhood Education MEd program in Fall 2020.

Culminating Event - Student Teaching

Supervised teaching and its related research methods and capstone course are the culminating events for this program.

Clearances Required for Graduate Program

State and federal criminal background checks, a TB test and a child abuse clearance are required to be eligible to complete the program. Applicants must complete and upload documentation of clearances prior to the start of their program. See Required Clearances for Working in Pennsylvania Schools for more information.

Note: About Summer II / Fall 2020 Program Changes

In response to changes in certification requirements issued by the Pennslyvania Department of Education, the College of Education and Human Development has modified the program requirements for several academic programs.  These changes, as approved by Temple's Board of Trustees, are effective for students beginning their program in Summer II 2020 or Fall 2020 and beyond.  To ensure students can adequately plan their course of study, the college is posting the revised program requirements.  This information will remain available until the updated 2020-2021 Temple Bulletin is published in August 2020. 

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