Program Description

This Master of Education in Elementary Education program is designed to strengthen your selected content knowledge and add depth of understanding in the areas of curriculum and instruction. This degree is designed with education practitioners in mind.

Program Highlights

  • Includes content in science, math and reading
  • Emphasizes differentiated instruction is emphasized
  • Involves working with students of diversity
  • Affordable tuition

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Master of Education with Emphasis in Elementary Education (36 hours)

Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2020–22 Graduate Catalog.

Core Requirements (9 hours)

CI 521 Professional Research 3
CI 591 Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3
CI 531 Critical Pedagogy in Educational Reform 3

Required Emphasis Courses (21 hours Non-Thesis Option, 27 Hours Thesis Option)

BLED 578 Teaching Multicultural Heritage of the Southwest 3
CI 540 Instructional Leadership 3
ELED 511 Trends in Science and Mathematics Education 3
ELED 540 Creativity Across the Curriculum 3
RED 518 Content Area Literacy 3
RED 528 Supporting Writing in the Classroom AND
ELED/SED 532 Technology Integrated Curriculum
ELED 508 Analysis of Elementary Education AND
RED 587 Approaches in Teaching Literacy
ELED 599 Master's Thesis
(required and only taken if thesis option selected)

Elective Courses (6 Hours)

Electives to be decided with advisor

Career Pathways

  • Classroom teacher
  • Mentor
  • Department chair
  • Grade-level leader
  • Building level professional development coordinator

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Graduate Coordinator

Mark Viner

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Associate Professor of Educational Technology, C&I Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 136

Phone: 575.562.2538


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