Focus on K-8 Teaching
The master’s in Elementary Education degree curriculum offers two options for students. The 39-credit initial licensure program includes 11 courses plus a 16-week student teaching seminar. Students are required to complete four courses for this MEd in Elementary Education degree (EDU 521, EDU 533, EDU 543 and SPED 501) as well as pass the Praxis I prior to applying for Teacher Certification Program acceptance (TCP). Prior to student-teaching placement, candidates also must pass the Praxis II test in their chosen subject area.
A customized 36-credit track that includes a certification internship is available for certified teachers seeking an additional endorsement. Please speak with an admission counselor for more details.
MEd in Elementary Education Degree Courses
All courses 3 credits unless otherwise noted.
EDU 503 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
EDU 521 Exploring the Principles of Education
EDU 533 Learning Through Technology
EDU 537 Social Studies/Arts for Young Children
EDU 535 Early Childhood Health and Science
EDU 543 Learning Theories and Instruction
EDU 552 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
RDG 503 Emerging and Early Literacy Development
RDG 504 Content Area Literacy
RDG 531 Literature for Children PreK-12
SPED 501 The Exceptional Child and Adolescent
Choose one of the following:
EDU 571 Student Teaching and Seminar (6 credits)
EDU 770 Certification Internship (3 credits)
Education programs are accredited by:
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
- New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification