Program Requirements

M.Ed. in Elementary Education Program Requirements

Professional Studies (12 hours)

EDUC 603 School Philosophy & Teacher Leadership
EDUC 657 Contemporary Curriculum Practices (spring only)
EDUC 690 Introduction to Educational Research (fall only)

Choose one of the following:

EDUC 625 Culturally & Educationally Responsive Pedagogy
EDUC 618 Issues of Diversity: Language, Cognition, and Culture (required for ESOL endorsement)

Related Studies (18 hours)

Literacy Studies (6 hours)
EDUC 687 Reading Theory: Research & Best Practices in Elementary Reading
EDUC 647 Preventing, Diagnosing, and Correcting Literacy Problems (fall only)

Mathematics (3 hours) – Choose one of the following:
EDMT 601 Problem Solving in Mathematics: Elementary/Middle Grades/Secondary Education
EDMT 677 K-5 Number Systems, Place Value, and Operations: Content and Pedagogy [required for K-5 Math endorsement]
EDMT 678 K-5 Fractions, Data Analysis, and Probability: Content and Pedagogy [required for K-5 Math endorsement]
EDMT 679 K-5 Geometry, Measurement, and Algebraic Reasoning: Content and Pedagogy [required for K-5 Math endorsement]

Electives (9 hours)
Electives may be selected from 600-level EDUC, EDEN, EDMT, EDSC, ESTM, or EDSS course(s) with advisor approval. Elementary M.Ed. candidates may also select an endorsement in Elementary Mathematics, Elementary Science, ESOL, Reading, Autism, STEM, Gifted, Coaching, Computer Science as noted in the section on Endorsements.

Credit by prior learning assessment may be possible for up to six credit hours. For additional information, consult the University catalog.

Total degree requirements: 30 hours

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