Jan 20, 2020  
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Elementary Education, Standard Elementary (4-8 Initial Certification), M.Ed.

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The Master of Education may be completed with 30 semester hours of coursework and a thesis. A non-thesis program requires 36 semester hours of approved graduate coursework.

The program is designed primarily for individuals who plan a career as a classroom teacher or reading specialist (reading specialist is all-level) in an elementary or middle school. Contact the appropriate graduate advisor for information and the development of a degree plan.

Standard Graduate Elementary Program

The standard graduate elementary program is a 36-hour plan with three options.

Option 3 - Elementary with 4-8 Initial Certification

This option is designed for individuals with a degree who are seeking initial teaching certification to teach in the middle grades, fourth through eighth grade. Candidates may certify as Core Subjects 4-8, English Language Arts/Reading 4-8, Mathematics 4-8, Science 4-8 or Social Students 4-8.

Courses to complete master’s degree (9-12 hours)

Thesis Option

In any of the above programs candidates may select the traditional thesis option and reduce regular coursework by six hours.

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