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Degree requirements for M.A. in Elementary Education leading to Initial Elementary Education (K-6) Certification

1. Complete a minimum of 51 credits.*

2. Complete Core Courses (24 credits):

ED 405 Contexts of Education in the Primary Grades
ED 429 Philosophical Foundations of Education
ED 437 Developing Literacy in the Elementary School: Primary Grades
ED 447 Learning Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom
MD 400 Introduction to Educational Technology
ED 559 Empowering Struggling Readers and Writers in the Elementary Grades
SE 405 Exceptional Learners in the Mainstream
ED 522 Learning and the Child's Experience

3. Complete Elementary Education Coursework (21 credits)

ED 497 Supporting Science and Health-based Inquiry and Action by Elementary Students
ED 512 Contemporary Schooling In Society
ED 531 Extending Literacy in the Elementary School: Grades 3-6
ED 545 Developing Integrated Curriculum for Elementary Students: Inquiry and Action
ED 583 Student Teaching: Immersion in a Community of Practice
ED 584 Reflective Practice Seminar: Elementary Education OR ED 585/586 Supervised Teaching, Parts 1 & 2

4. Complete Integrated Inquiry/Advocacy Sequence (6 credits)

ED 499 Introduction to Educational Research
ED 511 Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement: A Capstone Seminar

* Based on elementary education faculty evaluations, teacher candidates may also be required to take ED 441 Teaching and Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education and/ or ED 442 Educational Psychology.

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