Purpose of the Program

The Master of Education in Elementary Education is a graduate program designed specifically for elementary education teachers to gain a deeper understanding of current methods and research associated with teaching in the elementary classroom. The program of study explores key areas in elementary education such as cross-curricular literacy, language arts and math instruction as well as integrating technology purposefully for younger learners.

Admissions Steps and Requirements 

Transcripts

Official transcripts from all institutions attended.

One transcript must show the applicant was awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Official transcripts (transcripts having an appropriate seal or stamp) of all previous undergraduate and graduate records must be received by the Admissions Office before the application is considered complete.

A regionally accredited institution must grant the bachelor degree.

Degree seeking applicants must have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to attain full standing in the program. Applicants whose last degree completed is a graduate degree may be admitted in full standing if the final GPA of that degree is at least 3.0 or equivalent. If applicants have taken any graduate course, the graduate GPA must be at least 3.0.

The applicant must have adequate preparation in the field relevant to the degree being sought and must show potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by academic performance and experience.

Personal statement

A written statement of professional goals in light of applicant’s philosophy including a description of applicant’s preparation in the field of education.

Work With An Advisor To Enroll In Your Courses

Your completed application will be forwarded to the Department of Teacher Education, you will receive communication about how to schedule a time to speak with an advisor and enroll in classes.

Curriculum

The Master of Education in Elementary Education is a 34-credit hour graduate program. All courses are delivered asynchronously online. Graduate students must maintain an overall graduate GPA of 3.0, and all graduate polices will apply.

Education Professional Core Courses:

EDUC 505 - Exceptional Learners (3 credits)

EDUC 511 - Cultural Diversity in a Complex World (3 credits)

EDUC 515 - Childhood and Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)

EDUC 521 - Curriculum Design, Delivery and Assessment (3 credits)

Elementary Education Cognate Courses

EDUC 516 - Teaching Middle Grade and Children’s Literature in the Elementary Classroom (3 credits)

EDUC 517 - Cross-curricular Literacy in the Elementary Classroom (3 credits)

EDUC 518 - Teaching and Learning in the Elementary Classroom (3 credits)

EDUC 519 - Teaching Math in the Elementary Classroom (3 credits)

EDUC 531 - Educational Research (3 credit hours)

EDUC 541 - Integrating Technology in the Learning Environment (3 credits)

EDUC 585 - Action Research (3 credits)

EDUC 574 - Capstone/Portfolio (3 credits)

Sample Course Rotation

Education Professional Core (12 credit hours)

EDUC 505 - Exceptional Learners (3 credit hours) (Summer)

EDUC 511 - Cultural Diversity in a Complex World (3 credit hours) (summer)

EDUC 515 - Childhood and Adolescent Psychology (3 credit hours) (summer)

EDUC 521 - Curriculum Design, Delivery and Assessment (3 credit hours) (fall)

Elementary Education Block (15 credit hours)

EDUC 516 - Teaching Young Adult and Children's Literature in the Elementary Classroom (3 credit hours)

EDUC 517 - Cross-Curricular Literacy in the Elementary Classroom (3 credit hours) (spring)

EDUC 518 - Teaching and Learning in the Elementary Classroom (3 credit hours)

(spring )

EDUC 519 - Teaching Math in the Elementary Classroom (3 credit hours) (fall)

EDUC 541 - Integrating Technology in the Classroom (3 credit hours) (fall)

Research Block (7 credit hours)

EDUC 531 - Research in Education (3 credit hours) (summer)

EDUC 585 - Action Research (3 credit hours) (spring)

EDUC 574 - Capstone/Portfolio (1 credit hour) (spring)

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Graduate Studies Director

Dr. Joan Oigawa Aus

joan.aus@dickinsonstate.edu

701-483-2178