Master of Science Degree in Elementary and Middle School Education

Professor Iola R. Smith,
Chairperson
Jenkins 317, 443.885.3292

Dr. Dennis Brown,
Graduate Coordinator
Jenkins 313, 443.885.3356

Objective
The Master of Science in Elementary and Middle School Education is designed to enhance the competence of prospective and in-service elementary and middle school teachers by providing a comprehensive training experience which emphasizes mastery of one or more sub-specialty area of the elementary and middle school curriculum.

Admission to Program
For unconditional admission, applicants must have earned a minimum undergraduate average of 3.0 in their major average of study, and not less than 2.5 overall. In addition, applicants must have an undergraduate degree in elementary education, or its equivalent. For unconditional admission, applicants must have earned a minimum undergraduate average of 2.5 in their major area of study, and not less than 2.5 average overall. In addition, applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education, or its equivalent.

General Requirements for Degree
Students are required to complete thirty-three (33) credit hours and pass a written comprehensive examination.

Program of Study
1. Core Program(12 hours required)

EDSR.504 Introduction to Educational Research 3
SFED.510 Historical, Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Urban Education 3
CUIN.522 The Elementary/Middle School Curriculum 3
EDPS.554 Human Development, Learning and Instructional Systems 3
Sub-Specialty (21 hours required)   A. Science
SCIE.503 Science in the Elementary and Middle School 3
SCIE.504 Seminar in Modern Elementary Science 3
SCIE.506 Physical Science as Inquiry 3
SCIE.510 Biological Science as Inquiry 3
EDUC.515 Utilization of Computers in Teaching 3
  Elective 3
EDUC.788
or 789
Supervised Research 3
OR
EDUC.799 Thesis Seminar 3
B. Mathematics
MATH.581 Mathematical Principles and Concepts for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I 3
MATH.582 Mathematical Principles and Concepts for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II 3
MATH.583 Applied Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3
EDUC.515 Utilization of Computers in Teaching 3
EDUC.516 Seminar in Elementary/Middle School Mathematics Instruction 3
  Elective 3
EDUC.788
or 789
Supervised Research 3
OR
EDUC.799 Thesis Seminar 3