Master of Arts in Education: Elementary Education
(36 credit hours)
Elementary Education Concentration Courses
(18 credit hours)
Arts and Wellness in the Elementary Classroom: Part I | EDC 7120 (1 credit hour)
Examines the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the arts (music, visual arts, dance, and/or theatre), physical education, and wellness.
Arts and Wellness in the Elementary Classroom: Part II | EDC 7121 (1 credit hour)
Learn to plan, implement, and assess (with adaptations as needed) learning experiences in the arts (music, visual arts, dance and/or theatre) and physical education, and wellness that engage all learners (including those with special needs) in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem-solving.
Integrated Teaching in Elementary Science and Mathematics | EDC 7320 (3 credit hours)
Examines the understands and uses scientific disciplinary core ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and science and engineering practices central concepts, tools of inquiry, and introduces the structures of mathematics (counting and cardinality, operations and algebraic thinking, number and operation in base ten and fractions, measurement and data, geometry, ratios and proportional relationships, statistics and probability). Learn how to plan, implement, and assess science and mathematics concepts including engaging elementary learners in curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, exploration, sense-making, conceptual development, and collaborative problem-solving. Experiences will include designing personalized learning needs, ELL strategies, universal design, application of learning technologies, and intensive intervention strategies. Field experience required.
Integrated Teaching in Elementary Social Studies, English and Language Arts | EDC 7321 (3 credit hours)
Examines the central concepts and structures of social studies (the integrated study of history, geography, people and places, economics, civics and government) and the English/language arts (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Language, and ELL). Learn how to plan, implement, and assess social studies and language arts including aspects of language acquisition, phonics and comprehension strategies, personalized learning needs, use of performance data, application of learning technologies, and the principles of universal design. Field experience required.
The Professional Educator: Lab I | EDC 7700 (1 credit hour)
Gain experience with researched-based strategies, project-based instruction, global collaboration, and reflective practice, which assumes use of technology and universal design.
The Professional Educator: Lab II | EDC 7700 (1 credit hour)
Gain strategies for instruction, inclusion, classroom organization, data management, and student engagement.
Clinical Practice I: Elementary Unified and ELA (English/Language Arts) Teaching Lab | EDC 8500 (4 credit hours)
Student teaching in selected inclusive classrooms with emphasis on the ELA elementary education standards and ELL standard (including phonics, the science of reading, and language acquisition). Special seminars and continuous evaluation of teaching experiences.
Clinical Practice II: Elementary Unified and Mathematics Teaching Lab | EDC 8501 (4 credit hours)
Student teaching in selected inclusive classrooms with emphasis on the mathematics elementary education standards. Special seminars and continuous evaluation of teaching experiences.
(18 credit hours)
Foundation of Learning Theory | EDF 7110 (3 credit hours)
Evaluate key learning theories and environmental factors in relationship to student motivation, along with the behavioral and academic success of students.
Foundation of Education | EDF 7210 (3 credit hours)
Explore the historical and philosophical foundations of education in order to evaluate educational trends and create a personal philosophy of education while practicing the profession with intentionality.
Foundation of Exceptionality | EDF 7310 (3 credit hours)
A comprehensive investigation concerning the identification, support, and resources necessary for supporting families and children/students with exceptionalities. Utilizing a team-based approach, candidates will construct strategies for creating programs that advocate for and sustain an instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Foundation of Educational Research and Assessment | EDF 7410 (3 credit hours)
Evaluate the relevance of educational research to curriculum improvement, federal and state policies, systematic processes, and instructional and assessment strategies. Apply various research methods within educational environments at multiple levels.
Foundation of Ethical Practices in Education | EDF 7500 (3 credit hours)
Examines the ethical guidelines and professional educator standards. Analyze, engage in, and demonstrate aspects of reflective practice, critical perspectives, and making informed and ethical decisions. Candidates will learn about advocating for sound educational practices and policies.
Master's Research Project | EDF 8503 (3 credit hours)
Prepare major culminating scholarly project directly relevant to the program of study. Approved project proposal required.
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