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  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Elementary Education



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Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary M.A.T.) (not available 2017-2018)

Please contact the College of Education and Human Development for more information on this program. 

Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction (M.S., M.Ed., C.A.S.)

M.S.:

The Master of Science program in Elementary Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction is a thesis program intended for practicing teachers who are considering continuing their graduate education by pursuing a doctoral degree. It requires 30 credits of coursework, including:

 

EDC 533 Dynamics of the Curriculum
EDS 520 Educational Assessment
EDA 521 Evaluation of Instruction
Six credits of thesis and three credits of research methods
(e.g. EDG 595, EDS 521, EDS 571 or equivalent)

Other requirements include a three course concentration and one elective, approved by the thesis committee. The thesis committee may require a second research methods course, depending on the student’s prior coursework and experience.

 

 

M.Ed.: The Master of Education program in Elementary Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction is designed for elementary and middle level teachers who, while continuing a career in classroom teaching, seek to assume responsibility and leadership roles in enhancing standards in the areas of curriculum, assessment and instruction. The M.Ed. program is offered both on campus and as an online program. A minimum of 33 credits is required. The basic program includes the following course requirements:

EDC 533 Dynamics of the Curriculum

EDS 520 Educational Assessment

EDA 521 Evaluation of Instruction

EDU 586 Seminar: Action Research in PreK-12 Schools

EDU 587 Practicum: Action Research in PreK-12 Schools

 

 

Students in the on campus program complete a four-course concentration approved by the advisor in areas such as literacy education, English as a Second Language, instructional technology, science education, special education, or foundations of education. In addition, students take two electives, approved by their advisor.

For the online program, required courses are as follows: EDA 521, SAR 540, EDC 533, EDS 520, EAD 551, EDT 520, EDU 586, and EDU 587. Three electives complete the program.

 

 

C.A.S.: The Certificate of Advanced Study in Elementary Education (Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction) is a 30 credit individually designed program for elementary educators, and is available to students who have completed a masters’ degree in Elementary Education or a related field.

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