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Elementary Education

The M.Ed. program in Elementary Education is designed for the advanced preparation of in-service elementary school teachers (grades K-5). The two purposes of this program are to provide instruction, appropriate classroom practice, seminars, microteaching, and other teaching-learning experiences to master’s degree-seeking students for the purpose of assisting them in strengthening, extending, and integrating their knowledge and skills in foundations and professional education, research and writing, as well as the content area(s); and to assist them in obtaining mastery of systematic ways of utilizing instructional technology to bring about effective instruction.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Basic program requirements, in terms of credit hours, are listed below: Semester Credit Hours
I FOUNDATIONS CORE
ED 500 Introduction to Data Analysis 3
ED 501 Understanding Educational Research 3
ED 545 Learning Theories for Teachers 3
II. PROFESSIONAL CORE
ED 523 Curriculum Development in the Elementary School 3
ED 528 Advanced Methods of Teaching 3
ED 530 Instructional Technology 3
RED 516 Advanced Teaching of Language Arts in the Elementary School 3
ED 602 Research Project 3
III. COGNATE (Electives Required) 12
  Comprehensive Examinations 0
  Total credit hours required 36

Options

A. Basic Elementary Education (must complete at least four):
ED 522 Diagnostic/Prescriptive Teaching 3
ED 534 Seminar in Elementary Education 3
MED 500 Math for Elementary School Teachers 3
SST 500 Social Studies for Elementary School Teachers 3
*SC 510 Science for Elementary School Teachers 3
SPED 550 Nature and Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
ED 519 Multicultural Education 3
(*Required Courses)
B. Early Childhood Education (must complete at least four):
* ECE 522 Assessing and Interpreting Child Behavior 3
* ECE 510 Adv. Study of Early Childhood Curricula and Methods 3
ECE 502 Cognitive and Language Development 3
ECE 513 The Child and Curriculum 3
ECE 514 Early Childhood Methods and Materials 3
SPED 550 Nature and Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
FCS 530 Supervision and Admin. Program for Child, and Families 3
ECE 590 Early Childhood Education Practicum 3
ED 519 Multicultural Education 3
(*Required Courses)
C. Reading Education (must complete at least four):
* RED 507 Advanced Teaching of Reading 3
* RED 508 Diagnosis and Correction of Read. Diff 3
RED 510 Practicum in Reading 3
RED 513 Reading Methods and Materials 3
RED 530 Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs 3
ED 519 Multicultural Education 3
(*Required Courses)