Completion Requirements

  • 45 quarter credits*

Education Specialist candidates must have access to a school or learning environment that has early childhood education programming.

*Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes it takes 2 years and 3 months to complete the nine courses.

Course Sequence

Semester Course Code Course Credits
Semester 1 Course Code EDSD 7002
EDSD 7006
Course Leading the Future of Education

Leading the Future of Education
Credits (5 cr.)

(5 cr.)
Semester 2 Course Code EDSD 7080 Course Child Development in the Critical Early Years Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 3 Course Code EDSD 7081 Course The Language/Literacy Continuum From Birth Through Age 8 Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 4 Course Code RSCH 7110 Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 5 Course Code EDSD 7082 Course Meaningful Learning Experiences in Supportive Environments Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 6 Course Code EDSD 7083 Course Assessment Practices to Promote Healthy Development and Learning Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 7 Course Code EDSD 7084 Course Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 8 Course Code EDSD 7085 Course Inspired Leadership, Informed Advocacy, and Improved Policy Credits (5 cr.)
Semester 9 Course Code EDSD 7900 Course EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices Credits (5 cr.)
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