Master of Education in Elementary Education

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Teacher Licensure
  2. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A= 4.00).
  3. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Refer to the Admissions section of the graduate catalog for additional information on admission requirements and application procedures.

Degree Requirements

Licensed persons are eligible for the Master of Education degree. The major portion of the program includes coursework that addresses practical aspects of teaching at the elementary school level—literacy development, mathematics, science, social studies, curriculum development, and working with families. Available courses focus on the relationship between theories of child development and educational practices designed to foster that development. The program culminates in a final paper, project, or thesis.

Non-Thesis Option:

  1. Thirty-two (32) credits including credits required for the major.
  2. A minimum of three credits of Independent Study
  3. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  4. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  5. Preparation of a written independent study approved by the faculty advisor.

Thesis Option:

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major field, including the credits granted for the thesis and the research leading to the thesis.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.

Required Courses for the Master of Education

Major: Elementary Education

Required Core Courses
T&L 518Science in the Elementary School3
T&L 519Social Studies in the Elementary School3
T&L 522Mathematics in the Elementary School3
T&L 530Foundations of Reading Instruction3
T&L 580Practicum in Schools1-4
Cognate
T&L 569Action Research (Recommended)3
Elective3
Foundations
EFR 500Introduction to the Foundations of Education3
EFR Elective3
Other Required Coursework
T&L 995Scholarly Project2-6
or T&L 997 Independent Study
or T&L 998 Thesis
Electives3
Total Credits30-37

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