The concentration area of Elementary Education is designed to serve those elementary school teachers who wish to remain in the classroom as master teachers. Some Elementary Education graduates go on to become mentor teachers. The 30-hour program consists of 24 hours of core content and six (6) hours of electives from professional areas.
The applicant must meet the general admissions criteria for the Graduate School. In addition, the program in elementary education requires that all individuals majoring in elementary education hold a current Professional Certificate certifying eligibility to teach in the elementary school and middle school.
The graduate elementary education student will:
The requirements of the degree program include the completion of 30 credit hours, a written comprehensive examination, and a written seminar paper. The written comprehensive examination may not be taken before the student has completed a minimum of 24 credit hours. Before enrolling in the final course, EDUC 863 Seminar in Elementary Education, the student must have been advanced to candidacy and passed the written comprehensive examination.
Up to twelve (12) credits may be transferred into the Master of Education program. The courses for which transfer is sought must have been completed with a grade of "B" or better and must be related to courses and degree requirements offered in the program. Courses accepted for transfer credit can only be viable for use to satisfy program requirements seven (7) years from the date of completion.
The program consists of the following eight (8) core courses:
|EDUC 505||Recent Issues in Education|
|EDUC 706||Introduction to Research|
|EDUC 610||Technology in Education|
|EDUC 534||Advanced Teaching of the Language Arts|
|EDUC 536||Advanced Teaching in Mathematics|
|EDUC 535/538||Elementary School Science/Advance Teaching of Social Science|
|EDUC 836||Elementary Education Seminar|
|EDUC 645||Reading in the Content Fields|
Two (2) elective courses from the following
|EDUC 501||Learning and Teaching|
|EDUC 507||Advanced Human Growth & Development|
|EDUC 513||Curriculum Change and Instructional Methods|
|EDUC 531||School Curriculum Development|
|EDUC 532||School Classroom Practices and Procedures|
|EDUC 633||Literature for Children|
|EDUC 539||Curriculum Materials and Appraisal|
|EDUC 544||Techniques and Principles of Reading Instruction|
|PSYC 603||Mental Hygiene of Children and Youth|
|SPED 511||Special Education Perspectives|
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