Curriculum and Instruction

M.S.Ed. in Elementary Education-Elementary Education Track

Degree Requirements (36 cr.)

Major Requirements (12 cr.)
  • J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • E535 Elementary School Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • Choose two of the following courses (Students may choose other courses related to elementary education with the approval of an advisor):
    • E545 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) (Bloomington) OR L500 Instructional Issues In Language Learning (3 cr.) (Indianapolis)
    • E547 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.)
    • E548 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Science in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.)
    • E595 Problem Analysis in Elementary Education: (variable title) (1-3 cr.)
    • J511 Methods of Individualizing Instruction (3 cr.)
    • N543 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.)
Foundations Requirement (3 cr.)
Select one of the following courses:
  • H504 History of American Education (3 cr.)
  • H520 Education and Social Issues (3 cr.)
  • H525 Anthropology of Education (3 cr.)
  • H530 Philosophy of Education (3 cr.)
  • H540 Sociology of Education (3 cr.)
  • P510 Psychology in Teaching (3 cr.)
  • P515 Child Development (3 cr.)
  • P516 Adolescent Development (3 cr.)
  • P525 Psychological Issues in Education (3 cr.)
  • P540 Learning and Cognition in Education (3 cr.)
  • P544 Applied Cognition and Learning Strategies (3 cr.)
Elective Requirements (15 cr.)
Elective courses must complement the major and may be from within or outside of the School of Education. Students wishing to focus on a particular discipline, such as mathematics, science, or social studies, may include courses from these fields here. Elective courses must be approved by a program advisor.
Thesis, Practicum, or Other (6 cr.)
  • X599 Master’s Thesis in Education (1-6 cr.)
  • J538 M.S. Practicum/Internship (1-6 cr.)
  • Other courses selected with the approval of your faculty advisor

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