UACM Course of Study

Phase I – Teacher Certification (PreK-5th) and ESOL Endorsement

Summer Semester

  • ECEE 6360      Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (6)
  • ECEE 6370      Classroom Management and Instruction (3)
  • ECEE 6380      Foundation of Literacy Instruction for Young Children (3)
  • ECEE 6390      Foundations of Learning and Teaching Mathematics (2)
  • EXC 4020      Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)

Fall Semester

  • ECEE 6385      Teaching Literacy to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners I (3)
  • ECEE 6391      Teaching Mathematics, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Five – I (3)
  • ECEE 6395      Child Growth and Development in Urban Education (3)
  • ECEE 6655      Student Teaching I (3)

Spring Semester

  • ECEE 6375      Responsive Practice for Urban Education (3)
  • ECEE 6386      Teaching Literacy to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners II (2)
  • ECEE 6387      ESOL: Language Acquisition (3)
  • ECEE 6392      Teaching Mathematics, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Five – II (2)
  • ECEE 6405      Science and Social Studies in the Urban Classroom (3)
  • ECEE 6656      Student Teaching II (3)

Optional ESOL Endorsement: If students would like to complete the ESOL Endorsement, they must complete ECEE 6657 ESOL Student Teaching (2) [Available in fall and spring semesters].

Total prerequisite hours: minimum of 45 semester hours

Exit Requirements:

  • Completion of all required course work with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average
  • Successful completion of the GACE Early Childhood and Elementary Education Content Assessment for licensure.
  • Successful completion of Student Teaching I and Student Teaching II with grades of “B” or higher

Phase II: Master of Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Education UACM

A. Professional Studies (9)

  • EPY 7090              The Psychology of Learning and Learners: The Young Child (3)
  • EPSF 7120            Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3)
  • EPRS 7920            Classroom Testing, Grading, and Assessment (3)

B. Teaching Field/Internship (18)

  • ECEE 6415              Curriculum and Assessment for Urban Education I (3)
  • ECEE 6416              Curriculum and Assessment for Urban Education II (3)
  • ECEE 6660              Mentorship in the Urban Classroom I (3)
  • ECEE 6661              Mentorship in the Urban Classroom II (3)
  • ECEE 6830              Critical Theories and Research in Urban Education I (3)
  • ECEE 6831              Critical Theories and Research in Urban Education II (3)

C. Capstone Experience (3)

  • ECEE 6800              Urban Education Capstone Seminar (3)

Program total: minimum of 30 semester hours

Exit Requirements:

  • Completion of all required course work with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average
  • Successful completion of Mentorship in the Urban Classroom I and II (ECEE 6660 and ECEE 6661) with a grade of “B” or higher

UACM candidate, J. Jones, discusses the Impact of the UACM Program:

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