Graduate Studies Course Descriptions
EC ― Early Childhood
EC 589 Professional Development
V1-3 cr. Designated course number for professional development credit bearing courses offered by Extended Campus. These credits do not count toward any degree at MSU Billings.
EC 590 Internship
V1-6 cr. Prerequisite: Approved plan of study and approved internship application. Provides experience as an assistant in an early childhood setting. Lab fee required. Valid Criminal background check required.
EC 591 Independent Study
V1-6 cr. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, approval of the department chairperson and Dean of Education, and Independent Study contract filed with the Office of Graduate Studies. Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular graduate courses in Early Childhood.
EC 592 Seminar
V1-6 cr. Provides an opportunity to investigate topics at the advanced level pertinent to the area of Early Childhood.
EC 593 Workshop
V1-6 cr. Provides an opportunity for experimental study at the advanced level in an area of Early Childhood.
EC 594 Clinic
V1-6 cr. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Provides an opportunity to explore and develop advanced skills in working with individuals in early childhood settings. Lab fee required. Valid Criminal background check required.
EC 599 Thesis
6 cr. Prerequisite: EDF 501 or equivalent and an approved plan of study required. This course may be given the grade of “T” until research and writing is completed and accepted within the time limit of the degree.