Master of Science - Early Childhood Special Education
The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program is designed to prepare students to work in home-visiting programs with parents and their infants and toddlers with disabilities, from birth to age three, or as teachers in childcare and preschool programs for children with disabilities, from birth to age six. The ECSE program is guided by soccial-ecologial and transactual philosophies that support the interactive nature of child-environment exchanges, and their importance to children's ongoing developmental progress. This philosophy is woven throughout the ECSE program.
Plan A: 32 Credits
Plan B: 36 Credits
1.Research Core: Required Plan A. 18 cr.: Plan B. 3-9 cr.
ED 615 Introduction of Research, 3 cr.
CEEP 678 Introduction to Graduate Statistics, 3 cr.
CFS 621 Research Methods: Child/Family, 3 cr.
CFS 699 Thesis (Plan A only) 6 cr.
2. Child and Family Studies Core: Plan A. 18 cr.: Plan B 21 cr.
CFS 611 Foundations of Early Childhood Educ./Early Childhood Spec Ed., 3cr.
CFS 521 Development of Young Children, 3 cr.
CFS 631 Development of Infants and Toddlers, 3cr.
CFS 522 Families; Theories and Strategies, 3 cr.
CFS 632 Analysis of Families w/ children w/ disabilities, 3 cr.
CFS 633 Methods: Young Children with Disabilities, 3 cr.
CFS 643 Methods: Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities, 3 cr.
CFS 608 Developmental Screening and Assessment, 3 cr.
CFS 605 Issues and Topics in Early Childhood, 1-4 cr.
CFS 505 Selected topics in Child and Family, 1-4 cr.
CFS 560 Student Teaching: Prekindergarten, 1-4 cr.
CFS 515 Foundations of Parent/ Family Education, 3 cr.
CFS 625 Methods of Parent/Family Education, 2 cr.
CFS 635 Parenthood and Adult Development, 2 cr.
CFS 645 Working with Parents in Group, 2 cr.
CFS 636 Fathers in Parent Education, 2 cr.
CFS 627 Home Visiting, 2 cr.
CFS 506 Early Literacy in Inclusionary Settings, 3 cr.
CFS 513 Guidance of Young Children, 3 cr.
3. Specialization Block: Early Education: Plan A. 8 cr.: Plan B. 12 cr.
CFS 680 ECSE Infant/ Toddler Student Teaching, 2-4cr.
CFS 681 ECSE Preschool Student Teaching, 2-4 cr.
SPED 520 Characteristics of Students w/ physical,Health & Dev.Disabilities, 3cr.
SPED 505 Behaviors Theories and Practice in Special Education, 3 cr.
CSD 568 Introduction to Children’s Language, 3 cr.
Additional courses may be needed for teaching licensure, contact you advisor.
NOTE: A minimum of half of the credits must be at 600 level.
St. Cloud State University Catalog