Sep 23, 2020  
2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Elementary Education: Early Childhood Emphasis (M.S.Ed.)

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Indiana University
Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

College of Education and Public Policy
260-481-4146 ~ ~ Neff Hall 250

(This program is currently not accepting new students.  For more information, please contact the CEPP at 260-481-4146.)

To earn the master’s degree with a major in elementary education and an emphasis in early childhood, you must satisfactorily complete the following program:

Introduction to M.S.Ed. Program: (6 credits — first two courses)

Two Portfolio Checkpoints:

  1. After 18 hours of credit in M.S.Ed. program,* and
  2. After 33 hours of credit in M.S.Ed. program*

Foundations Block: (12 credits)

Early Childhood Core: (12 credits)

Electives: (3 credits)

Choose from courses above, workshops, or content courses, or 1-credit Critical Analysis and Reading Core seminars on topics of interest (maximum one 1-credit course per semester).  **

Capstone to M.S.Ed. Program: (3 credits — last course)


  1. It is strongly recommended that students take EDUA F500 and EDUC P503 as the first courses in their program. The last course will be EDUC E595.
  2. Students may, however, take up to 6 credit hours before entering the program, at which point they would take EDUA F500 and EDUC P503.
  3. *Students will meet with a faculty committee for each of the two portfolio checkpoints in the semester following completion of 18 hours of credit and again in the semester following 33 hours of credit.
  4. **Students may only apply 6 hours of workshop credit toward completion of the M.S.Ed. Also, at least 21 of the 36 total credits toward the M.S.Ed. must be completed at IPFW.

Total (36 Credits)

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