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Master of Education in Elementary Education

The Master of Education in Elementary Education program is designed for elementary school teachers. Two options are available, Elementary Curriculum and Instruction and Elementary Reading Instruction. Course papers, projects, and presentations are focused on each teacher's specific content area and grade level. Coursework can be completed in as little as 18 months.

The master of education in elementary education program requires the completion of 32 semester hours, which includes a common core of the courses listed below

  • ED 599: Action Research Methods
  • ED 525: Differentiated Instruction for the Inclusive and Diverse Classroom
  • ED 520: Classroom Management
  • One elective from among 
    • ED 577: Integration of Technology in the Classroom (required in the absence of demonstrated technological proficiency)
    • ED 580 - ED 589 

Students pursuing Elementary Curriculum and Instruction will also complete

  • ED 611: Current Issues in Elementary Education
  • Ed 612: Theory and Pedagogy in Elementary Content Instruction
  • ED 613: Critical Readings in Elementary Education
  • ED 614: Curriculum Design and Content Standards in Elementary Education
  • ED 615: Field-Based Research Project in Elementary Education

Students pursing Elementary Reading Instruction will also complete

  • ED 621: Current Issues in Elementary Reading Education
  • ED 622: Theory and Pedagogy in Elementary Reading Education
  • ED 623: Critical Readings in Elementary Reading Education
  • ED 624: Curriculum Design and Content Standards in Elementary Reading Education
  • ED 625: Field-Based Research Project in Elementary Reading Education

Program Completion Requirements