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The Master of Education in Elementary Education program is designed for individuals interested in the education of children in elementary or middle school who are seeking initial teacher licensure. The format and courses of this regionally accredited and Arizona-approved program are tailored to meet the needs of the adult learner and to maximize the content knowledge that the teacher candidate will possess upon graduation. Graduates of the master‛s in elementary education program are prepared to become informed educators in public and private schools and other settings requiring a teaching license.
In this program, students study topics such as: Philosophical and social issues in education; classroom engagement and management; educating learners with diverse needs; English as a second language; structured English immersion; prescriptive reading and assessment; literacy curriculum, assessment and methods; math curriculum, assessment and methods; and social studies curriculum, assessment and methods. All courses are directly aligned with professional teaching standards and the associated national content standards.
Students must have access to a grade 1-8 classroom to complete assignments within many of the courses which guide students through more than 100 hours of observational and practice-based experiences. The final semester of the master‛s in elementary education program includes a full-time, 16-week student teaching component. Teacher candidates are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.