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Master of Education in Elementary Education

The 30-credit minimum non-thesis Master's degree in Elementary Education is a combination of pedagogy and content; designed for the elementary school teacher. This degree will permit the practicing teacher to acquire greater depth in STEM (or single subject mathematics, geology, physical science, or biology), ESL/TESOL, foreign language, English/language arts, history/social science, or another Idaho SBOE approved elementary subject matter content certification or endorsement area.

  1. The advanced elementary education professional, through the core curriculum and other course work, is expected to meet the core standards for advanced professionals.
  2. The advanced elementary education professional is expected to meet Idaho Core Teacher Standards and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Core Propositions.
  3. The advanced elementary education professional is expected to extend their subject matter depth in STEM, (or single subject mathematics, geology, physical science, or biology), ESL/TESOL, foreign language, English/language arts, history/social science, or another Idaho SBOE approved elementary subject matter content certification or endorsement area.
  4. The advanced elementary education professional is expected to utilize the knowledge of subject area concentration in specific applications and assessments within the educational methods curriculum.

Admission Requirements

The student must apply to, and meet all criteria for, admission to the Graduate School. In addition, applicants for the Master of Education in Elementary Education must meet all college requirements for admission and retention. Those include previous teaching experience or current certification to teach in Idaho or another state.

General Requirements

Educational Core (A minimum of 9 credits)

  • EDUC6601 Research and Writing 3 cr
  • EDUC6602 Theories of Learning 3 cr
  • EDUC6610 Applied Educational Statistics 3 cr

Educational Pedagogy (A minimum of 6 credits)

Select a minimum of 6 credits from the list below:

  • EDLT6616 Integration of Technology into School Curriculum 3 cr
  • EDUC6622 Educational Assessment And Evaluation 3 cr
  • EDUC6630 Advanced Elementary Methods 3 cr
  • EDUC 6641 Advanced Studies in K-12 Curriculum 3 cr
  • Or another advisor approved EDUC elective

Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • EDUC6670 Seminar in Elementary Education 3 cr

Content Area (12 credits)

Applicants are instructed to see their education advisor for an outline of the 12 hours of approved electives from among graduate-level courses in STEM (or single subject mathematics, geology, physical science, or biology), ESL/TESOL, foreign language, English/language arts, history/social science, or another Idaho SBOE approved elementary subject matter content certification or endorsement area. NOTE: For the STEM content designation to be earned additional content hours across the STEM disciplines is required.

Check with your academic advisor to obtain a current list of approved STEM courses.

NOTE: At least 15 credits of 6600-level course work must be completed for this degree program.

Please see the Graduate Catalog for a list of the Education Core and Educational Pedagogy credits. For Content Area credits, applicants are instructed to see their education advisor for an outline of the 12 hours of approved electives from among graduate-level courses in mathematics, science, history/social science, or English/language arts.




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