Sep 24, 2020  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Elementary Education (M.A.)


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This program is offered for the classroom teacher in the elementary schools. Options are available for those wishing to strengthen content areas, enhance general teaching skills or add to their certification. Students will find specialization options in elementary education, reading specialist, early childhood education, and curriculum director, and an endorsement in middle-level education. For further information, the student should confer with a member of the staff in elementary education.

Degree requirements vary and are based on the student’s individual need. Below is a brief explanation each program’s credit-hour requirements.

Master of Arts, Elementary Education Plan B (non–thesis) option: Total 33 credit hours


Note: Plan A (thesis) also available. Four credit hours of thesis are required in lieu of an elective. 

Supporting Area Coursework


Select from one of the required specializations below:


Language Arts: 15 credit hours


Select 15 graduate credits of Language Arts, English, Reading, Speech, or Theatre (minimum of 6 of these credits in ELED or SEED)

Science, Technology or Math (STM): 15 credit hours


Select 15 graduate credits of Science, Technology or Math (minimum 6 of these credits in ELED, TET or SEED)

Social Studies: 15 credit hours


Select 15 graduate credits of Social Studies, History, or Geography (minimum 6 of these credits in ELED or SEED)

Master of Arts Elementary Education, Reading Specialist Plan B (non–thesis) option: Total 32 credit hours


Note: Plan A (thesis) also available. Four credit hours of thesis are required in lieu of an elective.

Major Area Coursework


Supporting Area Coursework


Required supporting course work (4-6 credit hours required):
Technology course 1-3 credit hours

  • EDER 761 - GRADUATE RESEARCH & DESIGN (C) 3 cr hrs
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  • Elective Outside Support Courses from the Following Recommended Areas (2-4 credit hours required):

    • Linguistics and Language Development
    • Language Arts
    • Children’s and Adolescent Literature
    • Special Education/Learning Disabilities  

     

Master of Arts Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education Plan B (non–thesis) option: Total 32–33 credit hours


Note- Plan A (thesis) also available. Four credit hours of thesis are required in lieu of an elective.

Other emphases are available in Early Literacy, Primary Education, Parent Education-General, Reading, Coordination and Supervision, and Early Childhood Special Education. Consult with the academic advisor for information.

Major Area Coursework


Supporting Area Coursework


Master of Arts Elementary Education, Curriculum Director Plan B (non-thesis) option: Total 35–42 credit hours


Supporting Area Coursework


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