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The Master of Science in Education with a major in elementary education requires 30 credit hours.

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Core Courses
12 credit hours

  • EDUC-H 520 - Education and Social Issues
  • EDUC-P 507 - Assessment in Schools
  • EDUC-J 500 - Instruction in Context of Curriculum
  • EDUC-E 590 - Research in Education

Note: H520, P507 and J500 must be taken within the first 18 credit hours. A grade of B (3.0) or higher is required in all of these courses. (Note: A grade of "B-" is a 2.7 and will not meet the requirement).

*Candidates must have completed the first three core courses prior to being admitted to E590. Candidates must have permission in order to take the Research in Education course. Information related to the permission will be found in the schedule.

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Elementary Pedagogy Courses
9 credit hours

  • EDUC-P 510 - Psychology in teaching

And any two of the following courses in the Advanced Study in the Teaching in Elementary Schools:

  • EDUC-E 545 - Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in Elementary School
  • EDUC-E 547- Advanced Study in the Teaching of Social Studies in Elementary School
  • EDUC-E 548 - Advanced Study in the Teaching of Science in Elementary School
  • EDUC-E 549 - Advanced Study in the Teaching of Language Arts in Elementary School
  • EDUC-L 511- Advanced Study in the Teaching of Writing in Elementary School
  • EDUC-N 543 - Advanced Study in the Teaching of Mathematics in Elementary School
  • EDUC-L 530 - National Writing Project
  • EDUC-Q 540 - Teaching Environmental Education

Consult with Program Advisor to choose three of the following courses

Elementary Courses
9 credit hours

  • EDUC-A 508 - School Law and the Teacher
  • EDUC-K 505 - Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students*
  • EDUC-K 553 - Management of Academic and Social Behavior
  • EDUC-L 524 - Language Issues in ENL Instruction (E518/S512)
  • EDUC-P 515 - Child Development
  • EDUC-P 570 - Managing Classroom Behavior
  • EDUC-R 531 - Computers in Education
  • EDUC-W 505 - Professional Development Workshop: Improving Student Learning
  • EDUC-W 551 - Education and Psychology of Gifted & Talented

For a summary curriculum checksheet, please contact the School of Education at soeinfo@ius.edu.

Electives or transfer courses as approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.

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