Degree Requirements 

Total Program: 36 semester hours for M.S.

Foundation/Prerequisite Courses

The foundation courses a student must fulfill is determined by the chairperson’s review of the student’s undergraduate coursework, professional work experience with children experience with children and the writing assessment. If foundation courses are needed, they must be among the first courses taken (unless approved by the chairperson).

EDUC 350Child Psychology and Development4
EDUC 352Writing for Child Development1-4
EDUC 353Diversity and Equity in Early Childhood Education4
EDUC 354PEarly Childhood Observation and Assessment Practicum4
EDUC 451Infant & Toddler Development4
EDUC 452Parenting Theory in Cultural Contexts4
EDUC 454PEarly Childhood Student Teaching4
SPED 401Assessment: Education Specialist Professionalism3
SPED 402Culturally Responsive Instruction, Mindfulness, and Inclusivity3
ASCD 550Human Development3
ASCD 551Studies in Attachment3
ASCD 558Cognition and Brain Development3
ASCL 599Independent Study (Chairperson Approval Required)1-4

Core Courses

33 semester hours

ASCL 504Research Methods3
ASCL 530Child Life Administration and Program Development3
ASCL 530AMulti-Cultural Family Centered Care Class3
ASCL 530COutreach and Technology for Child Life Educators3
ASCL 530HEffects of Disease and Injury on the Hospitalized Child-Part A3
ASCL 530IChild Life Assessment, Preparation and Medical Terminology3
ASCL 530MHelping Children Cope in the Health Care and Medical Setting3
ASCL 530SDevelopmental Issues of Grieving3
ASCL 530TPediatric Educational and Therapeutic Interventions3
ASCL 553FChild Life Internship I3
ASCL 553PChild Life Internship II3
Total Semester Hours33

Culminating Activity

3 semester hours

  • ASCL 596 Advanced Studies in Child Life - Graduate Seminar