The USC Upstate Masters in Early Childhood Education
USC Upstate Masters Degrees are conveniently set up in a COHORT design, making it more accessible to in-service teachers in the upstate. The Early childhood program is a 36-hour program designed to be completed in two years with the majority of the coursework offered in the summer terms. M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
suggested sequence of courses.
Summer - Spring
*SEPY 705 Human Growth and Development
*SERM 700 Research in Education
*SECH 742 Early Childhood Curricula
*SEFN 744 Philosophy and Education
SECH 744 - Advanced Language Development
SERD 720 Reading Primary - Middle Grades
SEDL 642 Math for the Young Child
*SECH 740 Young Child Summer II, 2003
SECH 608 Parent Involvement
SECH 794 Childhood Centers
SECH 750 - Play Theory
*SECH 797 Seminar/Early Childhood
All courses are three hours of graduate credit.
KEY REASONS TO JOIN USC Upstate COHORT
• Increase student achievement by honing your professional knowledge and skill.
• Develop a professional community of support and camaraderie with teachers in your cohort.
• Refine those particular teacher characteristics required for National Board Certification.
• Earn your Masters Degree in two years while continuing your job.
• Increase your salary.