Master of Education in Teacher Education

Elementary Education (1-6)

Girard School of Business

Elementary Education

The graduate program in Elementary Education prepares candidates to work in grades 1-6. 

Through coursework and field experiences, students develop an understanding of subject matter knowledge, curriculum design, instructional strategies, observation and assessment, communication, and collaboration with families and the community. 

Completion of a teacher education program is one of the requirements for initial licensure from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  Applicants will undergo a review to determine whether they can demonstrate subject-matter knowledge for an initial license in Elementary Education.

All students meet with an academic advisor to be cleared for registration each semester. 

Elementary Education Teacher Education Program (M.Ed.)


Students who have completed an undergraduate teacher education program may waive course(s) from the graduate program with approval of their academic advisor.  For instance, if a student received an endorsement for Sheltered English Instruction through their undergraduate program, or through a current school district, this course may be waived from the graduate program and an alternate elective selected with advisor approval. 

Below is the suggested sequence of courses.  Course work and program options are subject to change, and course sections may be added or cancelled during any semester based on enrollment. 

ED 5740G - Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms (4 cr)
Co-Requisite: ED 6500G Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience I (0 cr)

ED 5720G - Foundations of Language and Reading (4 cr)

ED 5200G - Reading Strategies and Interventions (4 cr)

GRAD 519 - Core Math: Numbers and Operations, Function, Geometry and Algebra (4 cr)
ED 5730G - Math Methods for the Elementary School (4 cr)
Pre-requisite: GRAD 519
Co-requisite: ED 6505G - Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience II (0 cr)
ED 502G - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Science, Health and Physical Education (4 cr)
ED 501G - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Social Studies and World Geography (4 cr)

ED 582G - Sheltered English Instruction (4 cr)
Co-requisite: ED 6507G Pre Practicum Field-Based Experience III

ED 550G Practicum in Elementary Education (1-6) (4 cr)
Co-requisite: ED 6510G - Practicum Seminar (0 cr)

  • Successful completion of the Communication & Literacy MTEL
  • Online application of intent to the Field Placement office, with advisor approval 
  • Attendance at a practicum information session
  • Successfully complete all required coursework for the program, and be in good academic standing in the graduate program (3.0 GPA)
  • Communications & Literacy Skills (01): Reading and Writing subtests
  • General Curriculum (03): Math and Multi-Subject subtests
  • Foundations of Reading (90)

*Course work and program options are subject to change.

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