Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Majoring in Elementary Education

DEGREE: Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Unconditional admission to the program requires the applicant to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale. *Note: International students must meet fulfill admissions requirements to be accepted into Department programs.

Admissions to teacher education programs at the graduate level require a 2.75 GPA or higher on the last earned degree. Additional evidence of academic performance may be required (other test scores). Applicants who are seeking an initial teaching license should contact the Office of Teacher Education and Student Services for current requirements.

Applicants who are potential candidates for the Master’s Degree in Elementary Education must be certified to teach or must meet certification requirements before the degree is awarded (initial licensure). 

* All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School by the deadlines below.
               Fall:  July 1                     Spring:  November 1          Summer:  April 1 

Transfer credits
Candidates wishing to transfer credit(s) toward the M.Ed. the program may transfer a maximum of twelve (12) graduate credit hours from an accredited institution for courses that correspond to program/state requirements.

Degree Requirements  
Candidates for the Master of Education degree and initial certification must take a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours of course work. Candidates for the Master of Education degree who are adding elementary to an existing endorsement must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of course work. All candidates must successfully pass comprehensive examinations in the fields of general education and elementary education; pass all Praxis examinations, and achieve a score of 42 or higher on the edTPA portfolio before the Master of Education degree will be conferred.


The general core of fifteen (15) semester hours is listed below:

EDCI 5000 - Foundations of Education
EDCI 5110 – Research and Statistics in Education
EDCI 5300 – Multicultural Education
EDSE 5530 - Education & Psychoogy of Exceptional Children
PSYC 5430 –Advanced Educational Psychology

The concentration coursework of eighteen (21) semester hours are:

EDCI 5190 - Technology Integratioini in Instructional Settings
EDCI 5290 - Advanced Methods of Literacy in Elementary Grades, must be admitted to Teacher Education program
EDCI 5820 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Math, must be admitted to Teacher Education program

EDCI 5830 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Science, must be admitted to Teacher Education program
EDCI 5270 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Social Studies, must be admitted to Teacher Education program

EDCI 5840 - Classroom Management
EDLI 5610 - The Teaching of Reading K-6, must be admitted to Teacher Education program
PSYC 5330 - Assessment and Evaluation

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