Student Learning Outcomes - The graduate with a Master of Science in Education degree in Elementary Education will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Demonstrate a commitment to students and their learning.
- Think systematically about his/her practice and learn from experience.
- Demonstrate his/her commitment as a member of learning communities.
The Master of Science in Education degree in Elementary Education offers courses that are relevant to educators in early childhood and elementary education. The M.S.E. in Elementary Education is designed to address the five propositions of accomplished teaching as prescribed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) for the early and middle childhood education areas.
The M.S.E. degree requires a minimum of 30 hours. To be accepted into the Master of Science in Education degree program in the School of Teaching and Learning , a student must: (a) have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5; (b) submit proof of teacher certification or professional endorsement from any of the 50 states or territories and have graduated from an NCATE or regionally accredited university; (c) submit a copy of his/her last summative teaching evaluation (i.e., a PBTE or similar evaluation form), or a letter from a school superintendent, principal or professor attesting to teaching skills and/or graduate studies potential.
The following requirements apply to the M.S.E. Elementary Education degree program - A student may apply a maximum of six hours of graduate study in Special Projects (ECEL 5000 ) courses. (Students must consult and get consent from their graduate adviser for exceptions). A maximum of 12 graduate semester hours taken prior to the development of a program of study at UCM and approved by the student’s graduate program adviser may be accepted on a program of study. ECEL 5920 must be taken within the first 12 hours of the program.