Master of Education for Experienced Teachers, M.Ed.

2016-2018 MEDX Program of Study

Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support (ECIFS) Cohort

ECIFS Specialty Content

MEDX CORE Content

Summer 2016

EDMX 766: Preschool/Kindergarten Assessment and Learning Environments

EDUC 693: Preschool/Kindergarten Internship (1)*

EDUC 601: Education Workshop (3)

Fall 2016

EDMX 764: Families and Teams - Sociocultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

EDMX 708: Research Methods (3)

Spring 2017

EDUC 762: Child Development and Disability OR ELECTIVE

EDMX 709: Teacher as Researcher (3)

Summer 2017

EDMX 767: Infant/Toddler Curriculum and Learning Environments

EDUC 693: Infant/Toddler Internship (1)*

Fall 2017

EDUC 763: Biological Basis of Child Development OR ELECTIVE

EDMX 762: Advanced Emergent and Early Literacy

Spring 2018

EDMX 716: Assessment and Differentiation

EDMX 710: Teacher Leadership for a Democratic Society (3)

M.EdX – Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support (ECIFS) Advising Notes
  • M.Ed.X students enroll in only one EDUC 693 internship depending upon their prior and current experience with the specified age group. Students with less experience working with infant and toddlers should enroll in that internship, and students with less experience working with preschool and kindergarten aged children should enroll in that internship.
  • Students are required to enroll in one course focused on typical and atypical development. The course options are EDUC 762: Child Development and Disability (spring) OR EDUC 763: Biological Basis of Child Development (fall).
  • Students are required to enroll in one elective course related to children and families. Elective courses may be taken in the School of Education or other graduate programs within UNC at Chapel Hill such as Special Education (K-12), Allied Health, Maternal and Child Health, Psychology, and Social Work.
  • Option Two students who do not hold a current teaching license but have early childhood teaching experience and an undergraduate degree in Child Development or a related field also are required to enroll in additional graduate level courses focused on development and one graduate level course in Special Education. Recommended UNC-CH courses focused on development are: EDUC 681 – Human Development OR EDUC 532 – Child and Adolescent Development OR EDUC 861- Cultural Models of Child Development, OR enrolling in both EDUC 762- Child Development and Disability AND EDUC 763- Biological Basis of Development. Recommended UNC-CH courses focused on special education are: EDUC 689 – Foundations in Special Education OR EDMX 718– Behavioral Support Methods, OR EDUC 689- Foundations of Special Education. One of the above four courses can count toward students’ required elective.