Master of Science in Education (M.S. in Ed)
Childhood Education
 (Grades 1 - 6)

1. A minimum of 36 s.h. of planned and approved course work as follows:
 
  Required Courses: 6 s.h.
  EDUC 506 Introduction to Educational Research
  Select 1
  EPSY 532 Cognition Motivation in Instruction or
  EPSY 525 Measurement and Appraisal for Teachers
  English Language Arts: 9 s.h.
  EDUC 584 Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy
  EDUC 623 Foundations of Literacy Development
  EDUC 634 New Trends in Literacy: Special Populations and Cultural Pluralism
  Math, Science, Technology: 9 s.h.
  EDUC 543 Elementary Mathematics Curriculum & Assessment
  EDUC 580 Integrating Technology in Education
  EDUC 660 Elementary Science Curriculum & Assessment
  Social Studies: 3 s.h.
  EDUC 552 Elementary Social Studies Curriculum & Assessment
  Required Research: 6 s.h.
  EDUC 655 Seminar in Graduate Study: Project Proposal
  EDUC 695 Seminar in Graduate Study: Master's Project and Practicum
  One general elective (select from the following or from choices not used above): 3 s.h.
  EDUC 505 Early Childhood Curriculum & Assessment
  EDUC 535 Children's Literature & Reading
  EDUC 577 Issues in Diversity and Education
  EDUC 592 Expressive Arts in the Elementary Classroom
  EPSY 590 Educating Children with Special Needs
  CNED 602 Consultation in Educational Settings
                                                                                                                                              Total 36 s.h.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Students must successfully complete an action-based research project as specified in EDUC 695.
4. Students must fulfill all degree requirements within six years and finish a minimum of 27 s.h. in residence.