Master of Science 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 or a baccalaureate degree
  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

Degree requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education include:

A detailed description of the M.S. degree may be found in the Degree Requirements section. Scholarly tool requirements are described in the Education departmental section.

The Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education is available in two tracks. Track I, either thesis or non-thesis, is open to licensed or non-licensed persons who wish to follow a research-oriented program of study. Track I requires a minimum of five credits of scholarly tool coursework and allows a maximum three credits of readings.

Track II, available only in the non-thesis option, provides opportunity for non-licensed persons to study Elementary Education at the graduate level. Track II requires a minimum of six credits of coursework in Foundations of Education.

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 Science

Major: Elementary Education (Track I)

Required Core
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
Electives
Depends on thesis or non-thesis option3-9
Scholarly Tools
T&L 569Action Research3
EFR 509Introduction to Educational Research3
Other Required Coursework
T&L 995Scholarly Project2-6
or T&L 997 Independent Study
or T&L 998 Thesis
Total Credits24-37

Major: Elementary Education (Track II)

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
Electives
Depends on thesis or non-thesis option3-9
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
Total Credits24-37

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