School of Leadership, Education & Communication

Master of Science in Elementary Education

The Master of Science (MS) in Elementary Education is offered online and in blended form on campus. It is designed to help fulfill three career paths for teachers: 1. To qualify teachers to teach in an elementary education program; 2. For teachers who hold an undergraduate degree in Special Education, to ensure coherence and breadth of knowledge and experience; and 3. For a change in careers. The core courses consist of 5 courses designed to fulfill the professional education course requirements and to prepare an individual to take Florida's Professional Educator Test. The MS in Elementary Education consists of the 7 content/methods courses required for certification and to prepare an individual to take Florida's Elementary Education. The program focuses on course based clinical and field experiences and is designed for individuals who cannot complete a formal internship. The program is currently accepted by the Florida Department of Education's Bureau of Certification under Rule 6A-4.003. "Degrees, programs, and credits shall be determined acceptable for educator certification purposes when awarded by an institution of higher learning accredited by one (1) of the accrediting associations."

Featured Professors

Career Opportunities

  • Elementary Education Teacher K-6
  • Primary Education Teacher PK-3
  • Reading Interventionist
  • Learning Center Teacher or Director

Curriculum (Course Sampling)

EDU 521 Theory and Foundations of Effective Reading w/Field Experience
EDU 524 Literature and Multimedia in the Classroom
EDU 540 Effective Teaching and Classroom Management
EDA 606 Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Student Populations

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