Students enroll in additional electives to complete their program of study. The number of credits required varies on the capstone selected. Students select elective credits under guidance of their program advisor.

  • Plan A (6 credits)
  • Plan B (9-15* credits)

Several options are available for completing elective coursework. The program is designed to offer flexible solutions that accommodate the diverse needs of our students. Many students stay for an additional week of on-ground coursework each summer to complete electives. The following options are available to complete program electives:

  • EDCS 656: Seminar in Issues in Early Childhood Education (3) A special hybrid course with one week of face-to-face and on-line follow-up will be offered each summer after MEd ECE mandatory courses. In most years, an Early Childhood Education Summer Institute brings in national and international scholars who come to share their manaʻo on a topic of their choice. This unique opportunity for our students is a special offering available to all to University system ECE program faculty and the broader community. (Repeatable). Our program weebly features information on upcoming speakers
  • EDCS 699: Independent Studies (3) Students may enroll in up to 6 credits of independent studies. This is to be negotiated with their program advisor or a designated faculty person.
  • Transfer Credits. Students may petition to include up to 9 credits of graduate coursework from another accredited institution.
  • Academic Year Offerings. Students may elect to take graduate courses offered by the PK-3 MEd program during the academic year.

You will work closely with your advisor to assure the courses you select will meet program requirements and will enable you to reach your educational goals.