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New M.Ed. Program In Elementary Education

The College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education has established a new Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Elementary Education to provide teachers with an opportunity for advanced study of specific content areas such as mathematics, reading, and science. More areas of concentration will be added.

The program is designed to help teachers become more knowledgeable about current research and methods for teaching, as well as establish learner-centered classrooms that remain consistent with national and state standards.>

“The new Masters of Education program was developed to provide flexibility for practicing teachers who are juggling a lot of hats,” said Lynn Hart, program coordinator. “They can complete the degree as quickly as a year or as slowly as they like. In addition, the program supports teachers who want to concentrate on one content area and to support an endorsement in that area.”

Program applicants must meet minimum college admission criteria and have obtained teaching certification, and will be able to choose among the following concentrations: elementary literacy, elementary literacy in Reading Recovery, elementary mathematics or elementary science. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have earned a master’s degree and an endorsement in the concentration they chose.

For more information about the program, click here.