Dec 07, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, M.A.

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Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines

Minimum Total Hours: 33
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 13.1202
Dept. Code: EDR
Major/College Codes: AEE ED
Approved 1964


Elementary Curriculum (MEL)

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 Plan 1 Option is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree and certification in the discipline who desire to increase their competence in elementary education curriculum. This option is not designed for those seeking initial certification.

The Plan III non-certification option is not available in this degree program.

Admission Information

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

For admission, first-time or transferring graduate applicants must:

  • Have an earned, valid, professional teaching certificate OR
  • Be eligible for professional certification through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree (state-approved program) in Elementary Education.
  • A statement of purpose indicating reasons for applying for 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.)
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

A minimum of 33 graduate hours including 6 hours of process core, 6 hours of program core, and 21 hours of emphasis area courses. National Board Certified Teachers will be permitted to substitute 3 hours from NBC studies for one elective course with receipt of transcript from National Board Program. Please contact program coordinator for more information.

Minimum Hours:  33 hours

Shared Core Requirements - 6 Credit Hours

Elementary Concentration (required) - 6 Credit Hours

Electives - 21 Credit hours

Shared Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours)

Elementary Curriculum (MEL) Concentration (6 Credit Hours)

Electives (21 Credit Hours)

Elective courses may be chosen from a variety of Departments. Possibilities are 6000 level courses in math, science, social studies, ESOL, early childhood, and technology (all located in the Teaching and Learning Department).

Comprehensive Examination: Transition Point Projects

Students must successfully complete a Transition Point Project after each block of courses, culminating in a practitioner research project.

Program and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, and Florida State Department of Education program approval standards. Please contact Program for more information.

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