Master of Arts in Education with a Focus in Elementary Education (30 credit hours)

While mastering specific classroom skills are critical to becoming an effective teacher, as an educator today, you also need to know the role of education in today’s diverse society, the importance of forming family and community partnerships, and how technology can support the teaching and learning experience.

This focus helps enhance the daily practice of today’s teacher leaders.

Courses You Will Take

  • EDEL 600 Basic Concepts in Elementary Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDEL 644 Education in a Diverse Society (3 credit hours) 
  • EDEL 657 Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Elementary Classroom Programs (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 627 Child Development (3 credit hours)
  • EDRD 610 The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School (3 credit hours)
  • EDEL 626 Discipline and Classroom Management (3 credit hours)
  • EDEL 630 School, Family, and Community Partnerships (3 credit hours)
  • EDEL 655 Principles of Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom (3 credit hours)
  • EDEL 660 Effective Use of Technology in the Elementary School (3 credit hours)
  • EDEL 676 Research in Elementary Education (3 credit hours)

Certificate Options
Graduates of this master’s program will also have a “certificate of enhanced teaching practice for elementary teachers” listed on their transcript. Make sure to check with advisor Linda Martin about how to do this.

Or, you can take only the focus area courses for a graduate certificate in enhanced teaching practice.