M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education

Course Sequence

The following represents a sample course sequence for the M.Ed. in early childhood special education program that will launch in the fall of 2017.

YEAR 1
Fall Term (Block One: Birth to Age Three)

MEC 503 Infant Assessment Birth to Age 3: Typical and Atypical
MEC 501 Early Intervention Methods
MEC 506 Development of the Young Child, Birth to Age 5: Typical and Atypical
MEC 508 Practicum I: Early Intervention and Family Mentor Field Experiences and Seminar

January Term
MEC 528 Working with Families of Typical and Atypical Young Children in Community Relationships

Spring Term (Block Two: Preschool, Ages 3-5)
MEC 514 Early Childhood Special Education Methods
MEC 512 Early Childhood Assessment
MEC 518 Early Intervention Birth to Age 3 Internship and Seminar
MEC 521 Practicum II: Early Childhood Special Education Field Experiences/Seminar

Summer Term
MEC 518 Early Intervention Birth to Age 3 Internship and Seminar (250 hours continued thru summer if needed, 2 days per week)

YEAR 2
Fall Term (Block Three: Infant and Preschool Mental Health)
MEC 507 Typical and Atypical Language Development Birth to Age 5 and Emergent Literacy
MEC 543 Practicum III: Early Childhood Special Education Field Experiences and Seminar
MEC 546 Foundations in Early Childhood Mental Health

January Term
MEC 545 Research Methods and Statistics in Early Childhood

Spring Term (Block Four: Clinical Focus)
MEC 571 Clinical Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education

Elmhurst College reserves the right to modify courses, schedules and program format without advance notice to students.

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