Program Requirements — Master's Level Elementary Education

Master's-Level Elementary Education Certification/Licensure (Certification/Licensure-Only Program)

32 semester hours

  • EDU5170 Culturally Responsive Education: Teaching Diverse Students (3)
  • EDU5180 How Students Learn: Planning for Differentiated Instruction (3)
  • EDU5270 Assessment for Student Instruction (3)
  • EDU5382 Transformative Instruction: Integrating Wellness, Physical Movement, and Fine Arts into Elementary Grade Instruction (2)
  • EDU5380 Teaching Reading and Language Arts for Primary Grades (3)
  • EDU5381 Teaching Reading and Language Arts for Intermediate and Middle Grades (3)
  • EDU5383 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (3)
  • EDU5384 Methods of Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3)
  • EDU5765Z Internship in Teaching Methods (0; 16-week course)
  • EDU6765 Student Teaching Internship (9; 16-week course)

Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education with Certification (Master's Degree Program)

Minimum 40 semester hours

To earn a Master of Arts in Elementary Education with teaching certification degree, candidates complete all courses for elementary education certification, as listed above, and additional graduate-level courses, comprising a cognate of study for a Master's degree. The Master's degree totals a minimum of 8 additional semester hours, with prior approval from the MATC Department Chair, in one of the following cognate (speciality) areas:

Cognate A: Middle School cognate (requiring EDU5440 Middle School Mission and Methods and EDU5370 Adolescent Development)

Cognate B: Bilingual/ESL cognate (requiring minimum of 8.0 semester hours in Master's-level Bilingual/ESL endorsement courses, as also approved by the Department Chair of Bilingual/ESL)

Cognate C: Special Education cognate (requiring minimum of 8.0 semester hours in Master's-level Special Education endorsement courses, as also approved by the Department Chair of Special Education).