Master of Arts in Elementary Education with Initial Certification

The MA in Elementary Education provides candidates with the theoretical and pedagogical knowledge and skills needed for initial certification in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) within an advocacy based, culturally responsive framework. Candidates can earn their master's and certification in Elementary Education through the post-baccalaureate master's degree program or through the Five-Year Integrated Bachelor and Master of Arts degree program. 

Core Courses
EDTC 5401Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDUC 5429Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDUC 5442Educational Psychology3
EDUC 6512Contemporary Schooling in Society3
SPED 5403Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Psychoeducational Issues in Special Education3
SPED 6565Evidence-Based Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom3
Elementary Education Coursework
EDUC 5405Contexts of Education in the Primary Grades3
EDUC 5431Extending Literacy in the Elementary School: Grades 3-63
EDUC 5437Developing Literacy in the Elementary School: Primary Grades3
EDUC 5447Learning Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom3
EDUC 5497Teaching Science in the Elementary Classroom3
EDUC 6545Developing Integrated Curriculum for Elementary Students: Inquiry and Action3
EDUC 6583Elementary Student Teaching: Immersion in a Community of Practice 16
EDUC 6584Reflective Practice Seminar: Elementary Education3
EDUC 6598edTPA Portfolio 20
Integrated Inquiry/Advocacy Sequence
EDUC 6552Research for Action and Advocacy in School and Community Settings3
EDUC 6999Capstone: Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement3
Total Credits51

Note: Based on elementary education faculty evaluations, teacher candidates may also be required to take EDUC 5441 Teaching and Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education.