Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Birth to Primary, Master of Arts in Education (0461)
Department website: http://www.wku.edu/ste/
Andrea Paganelli, email@example.com, (270) 745-4420
The MAE in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education provides a choice of three concentrations which are dependent upon an applicant's current certification and their desired additional certificate sought. The concentrations may lead to certification in Advanced Behavior Management, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, or Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL).
Students are expected to become competent in theory, research, and application of best teaching practices related to young children both with and without disabilities from birth through 5 years of age and their families. Students exhibit appropriate teacher disposition behaviors as indicated by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Teacher Disposition Rating Form.
For candidates in the IECE concentration, the internship is the culminating capstone experience. Candidates in the Advanced Behavior Management or TESOL concentrations will complete capstone experiences within their respective area.
- Advanced Behavior Management (ABM)
- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (KIE)
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (KE36)
The MAE in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) offers courses and experiences for the advanced preparation of individuals holding certification.
- Applicants who are currently certified or hold a statement of eligibility must submit a copy of the teaching certificate or Statement of Eligibility with the application.
Kentucky applicants whose certificates have expired may be admitted, but they may enroll for only six hours before they must apply to the EPSB for reissued certificates. After completion of six hours, a student admitted with an expired certificate must submit a copy of the re-issued certificate before being allowed to register for any additional courses. Applicants from out-of-state with expired certificates must complete the requirements for their respective states to renew their certificates and submit a copy of the reissued certificate.
Graduate School Admission
Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.
Program Requirements (30-37 hours)
|IECE 520||Organizing Programs for Early Childhood Special Education||3|
|IECE 423G||Interdisciplinary Services for Young Children with Low Incidence Disabilities 1||3|
|IECE 522||Family-Focused Services||3|
|FACS 577||Child Development Theory and Research 1||3|
|EDFN 500||Research Methods 1||3|
Advanced Behavior Management Concentration (15 hours)
|SPED 501||Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPED 502||Positive Behavior Supports||3|
|SPED 503||Behavior Assessment||3|
|SPED 504||Instruction to Improve Behavior||3|
|SPED 505||Ethics Surrounding Behavior Issues||3|
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Concentration (KIE) (15 hours)
|IECE 521||Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education||3|
|IECE 523||Planning Curriculum and Instruction in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education||3|
|IECE 524||Internship in Early Childhood Special Education 2||3|
|SPED 523||Curriculum/Methods in Early Childhood Special Education||3|
|SLP 517||Normal Language Development||3|
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Concentration (KE36) (16-22 Hours)
|ENG 407G||Linguistic Analysis||3|
|ENG 408G||Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics||3|
|ENG 565||Integrated Teaching English as a Second Language||3|
|ENG 566||Teaching and Testing ESL Grammar||3|
|ENG 471G||TESL Practicum||4|
|Select 6 hours of foreign language (FREN, GERM, SPAN, MLNG, ARBC, CHIN, JAPN, RUSS) or fulfill language requirements of the WKU Colonnade Program||0-6|
Or advisor approved equivalent.
If employed in an approved early learning childhood setting, internship may be completed in the classroom with advisor approval.