Mississippi Valley State University

December 19, 2014

Elementary Education (4-8)

Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education Program

Core Courses (15 Semester Hours) Hours

ED 501 Advanced Education Psychology 3

ED 505 Historical and Philosophical Foundations 3

ED 508 Curriculum Development 3

ED 510 Research in Education 3

ED 512 Technology for Teachers 3

Required Major Courses (15 Semester Hours)

ED 520 Reading in the Elementary School 3

ED 522 Trends in Teaching Science 3

ED 524 Trends in Teaching Mathematics 3

ED 526 Trends in Teaching Social Studies 3

ED 528 Languages and Communication Arts 3

Required Research

ED 530 Research Project 3

ED 599 Comprehensive Exam 0

Suggested Electives (Minimum of 6 Hours)

ED 540 Effective Teaching Strategies 3

ED 542 Leadership Skills for Elementary Teachers 3

ED 544 Diagnostic and Remedial Reading 3

ED 546 Social Problems in the Elementary School 3

SE 550 Assessment and Individualized Programming for Children with Disabilities 3

SE 552 Education of Children with Emotional Disabilities 3

SE 557 Education and Psychology of Children with/Learning Disabilities 3

SE 577 Education and Psychology of Students with/Mental Retardation 3

ED 593 Workshop in Education 3

ED 595 Individual Studies 3

Total Hours Required 36

Note: A maximum of three hours of Workshop in Education or Individual Studies may be applied to the degree program.

** All graduate students must take and pass a comprehensive examination to exit any graduate program.