Master of Science in Elementary Education
Program Description: The Master of Science (MS) in Elementary Education is offered both online and on-ground. It is designed to help fulfill three career paths for teachers:
- To qualify teachers to teach in an elementary education program;
- For teachers who hold an undergraduate degree in Special Education, to ensure coherence and breadth of knowledge and experience; and
- For a career change.
The core courses consist of 5 courses designed to fulfill the professional education course requirements and to prepare an individual to take the Professional Educator Exam of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE). Please refer to the following website for additional information: http://www.fl.nesinc.com/
The MS in Elementary Education consists of the 7 content/methods courses required for certification and to prepare individuals for the Elementary Education Subject Area Exam (SAE).
- Elementary Education Teacher K-6
- Primary Education Teacher PK-3
- Reading Interventionist
- Learning Center Teacher or Director
*all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted
Professional Education Courses – 15 credits
EDF 660 Social, Philosophical & Historical Foundations of Ed
EDA 606 Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Student Populations
EDU 524 Literature and Multimedia in the Classroom
EDU 530 Educational Measurement
EDU 540 Effective Teaching and Classroom Management
Elementary Education Subject Area Courses – 21 credits
EDU 621 Theory and Foundations of Effective Reading & Language Instruction w/Field Experience
EDU 523 Content and Methods for Teaching Health & Physical Education with Field Experience
EDU 525 Content and Meth for Teaching Lang Arts w/Field Exp.
EDU 526 Content and Methods for Teaching Science w/Field Exp.
EDU 527 Content and Meth for Teaching Math w/Field Exp.
EDU 528 Content and Methods for Teaching Social Studies w/Field Exp.
EDU 529 Content and Methods for Teaching Arts w/Field Exp.
“Please note that STU is unable to confirm the licensure and certification requirements of your state of residence. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its eligibility criteria.
For additional information regarding other states’ recognition of the St. Thomas University online Elementary Education degree for licensing or certification purposes, please visit the <https://www.stu.edu/Students/Student-Affairs/state-by-state-database-of-licencing-requirements.html> State-by-State Database of licensing or certification requirements.”