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M.Ed., Elementary Education

The Graduate Program in Elementary Education


stanlyteachers.jpgThe program in Elementary Education is designed to meet the needs of the classroom teacher of grades K-6. The student successfully fulfilling the program requirements will qualify for North Carolina licensure at the Advanced level.  


Candidates must complete 33 semester hours of coursework (as of Fall 2010*):

Core Courses  

Hours

EDUC 5102 School Curriculum

3

EDUC 5103 Research Methods for the Classroom Teacher

3

EDUC 5104 Advanced Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 5111 Teacher Leadership

3

EDUC 5116 Action Research I

3

EDUC 5117 Action Research II

3

EDUC 5118 Graduate Capstone

3

EDUC 5502 Theory of Numbers

3

A  language arts course selected from ONE the following five courses:
- EDUC 4351G Developmental Reading Instruction                
- EDUC 4952G Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties                
- EDUC 4954G Content Area Multiliteracies                
- EDUC 5301 Literacy Methods for English / Language Arts Teachers            
- EDUC 5204 Literature in the Elementary Classroom

3

*Two electives

6

TOTAL

33

*National Board Certification in the areas of Early Childhood Generalist or Middle Childhood Generalist may be substituted for one elective course.

 


*Candidates Prior to Fall 2010

Candidates who entered the program PRIOR TO FALL 2010 must complete 36 semester hours of course work. These candidates will be in a program that is transitioning into the restructured program. Depending upon the candidate's entrance into the program, certain courses listed below will have a substituted course which is listed in parentheses. We will strive to make the transition from our current program to the new 21st century master's program as smooth and least disruptive as possible.

Core Courses  

Hours

EDUC 5101 Issues and Topics in American Education (EDUC 5111 Teacher Leadership)

3

EDUC 5102 School Curriculum

3

EDUC 5103 Research Methods for the Classroom Teacher

3

EDUC 5104 Advanced Educational Psychology

3

*EDUC 5106 Project. (EDUC 5116 Action Research I)

3

*EDUC 5107 Practicum (EDUC 5117 Action Research II)

3

EDUC 5108 Portfolio (EDUC 5118 Graduate Capstone)

3

EDUC 5502 Theory of Numbers

3

A language arts course selected from ONE the following five courses:
- EDUC 4351G Developmental Reading Instruction              
- EDUC 4952G Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties              
- EDUC 4954G Content Area Multiliteracies              
- EDUC 5301 Literacy Methods for English / Language Arts Teachers              
- EDUC 5204 Literature in the Elementary Classroom

3

Three electives

6

TOTAL

36

*National Board Certification in the areas of Early Childhood Generalist or Middle Childhood Generalist may be substituted for these two courses with the understanding that the student's graduate portfolio will have substantive evidence that the student has conducted action research in the school setting.