May 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, M.A.

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Teacher Leadership
Also available as a M.A.T. degree in Elementary Education for students seeking initial teacher certification.
This major shares core requirements with the M.AT. in Elementary Education.

Contact Information

College: Education
Department: Teaching and Learning

Contact Information:

The Masters in Arts in Elementary Education is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree and certification in the discipline who desire to increase their competence in Elementary Education curriculum. Graduates bring leadership skills to teaching and curriculum-focused teacher leadership roles in schools and education-related organizations. The M.A. is not designed for those seeking initial certification.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • Have an earned, valid, professional teaching certificate or be eligible for professional certification through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree (state-approved) program.
  • A statement of purpose indicating reasons for applying to the program, pertinent personal and professional dispositions or experiences and/or credentials relevant to teaching.
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional/academic reference letters and contact information from individuals who can attest to academic accomplishments.
  • A current resume.
For international applicants: 
International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours:  36 credit hours

  • Shared Core Requirements - 6 Credit Hours
  • Concentration - 30 Credit Hours

Shared Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours)

Concentration (30 Credit Hours)

Students choose one of the following concentrations:

Teacher Leadership Concentration (30 Credit Hours)

STEM Concentration (30 Credit Hours)

Note - This concentration is for full-time teachers.

Comprehensive Examination

Transition Point Projects: Students must successfully complete a Transition Point Project after each teacher leadership course, culminating in an action research project.

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