Also available are a Elementary Education, M.A. for those who already hold teacher certification (non-certification) and a Elementary Education (ESOL and Reading Endorsements), M.A.T. for students seeking initial teacher certification.
This Major shares core requirements with the Elementary Education, M.A.. and the Elementary Education (ESOL and Reading Endorsements), M.A.T.
The Masters in Arts in Educational Studies is designed for those who desire to increase their competence in working with children of elementary age in diverse educational and leadership roles. Graduates bring high-level skills in planning and leadership to their professional roles in the communities they serve. The M.A. is not designed for those seeking initial teacher certification.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- A statement of purpose indicating reasons for applying to the program, pertinent personal and professional dispositions or experiences and/or credentials relevant to working with children.
- Two letters of recommendation (professional/academic reference letters and contact information from individuals who can attest to academic accomplishments.
A current resume.
Students who do not meet the admission requirements are encouraged to contact the department for advising and options.
For international applicants:
International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.