Elementary Education / Master of Arts

This is an evening program for working adults who wish to obtain elementary licensure and earn a Master of Arts degree. This program is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be successful classroom teachers. Candidates may choose to only complete the coursework and clinical hours needed for elementary licensure, or they may continue their studies and earn a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Candidates seeking a Master of Arts degree must complete a comprehensive examination. Although all coursework is offered during evenings, the field experiences and clinical practice requirements must be met during normal school hours.

All candidates must meet the requirements for full admission status listed in the College of Education introduction.

Prerequisites

  • Meet all general education requirements

Degree Requirements (42)

Program: MA-ELED-E

Required Courses for Licensure (39):

ELED-50100Field Experience 1: Classroom Management

1

ELED-50200Field Experience 2: Diversity in Education

1

ELED-51100Foundations of Teaching all Learners

3

ELED-52400Early Reading and Writing Foundations

3

ELED-52800Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

3

ELED-53000Classroom Assessment and Intervention

3

ELED-54000Methods and Content of Teaching Science, Health and Movement

3

ELED-55200Methods and Content of Teaching Mathematics

3

ELED-55400Methods and Content of Teaching Social Studies

2

ELED-58100Clinical Practice & Seminar: Elementary

6

ECED-53500Introduction to Linguistics and Language Development

3

ENLE-51000Foundations of Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

3

SCED-50700Educational Media Design for Effective Learning

1

-OR

SCED-50800Emerging Technologies for Education

1

SPED-50600Assistive Technology in Education

1

SPED-55700Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities

Additional course required for M.A. (3)

RDLT-57500Practical Research for Learning Communities

3

Comprehensive Examination Required

Additional courses required for ESL Endorsement (9)

ENLE-51400Assessment of English Language Learners

3

ENLE-52600Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a New Language

3

ENLE-54200Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching English Language Learners

3

This program satisfies all requirements for those individuals holding a Type 29 Temporary Bilingual Endorsement to earn Elementary Licensure with ESL Endorsement.  One additional course (51-527) Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Education and passing the state language proficiency exam are required for Bilingual Endorsement.