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2013-14 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary School Education, Inclusion Education Specialization, M.Ed.


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Kathleen Burriss, Program Director
(615) 898-2680
Kathleen.Burriss@mtsu.edu

The Department of Elementary and Special Education  offers the Master of Education degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction. The major in Curriculum and Instruction offers concentrations in Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Education, and Middle School Education. A specialization in inclusion education is available as is a specialization leading to initial licensure.

Admission Requirements


Students seeking admission to the Master of Education program are expected to score at least 386 on the Miller Analogies Test or 700 on the Graduate Record Examination or the minimum on a National Teachers Examination that meets Tennessee licensure standards.

Applicant must

  1. have at least a 2.75 undergraduate GPA for full admission and 2.50 undergraduate GPA for conditional admission;
  2. have elementary teaching licensure, the attainment of which may require additional undergraduate courses prior to the completion of the degree;
  3. have an initial conference with an appropriate graduate advisor in the Department of Elementary and Special Education.

Application Procedures


All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (PRAXIS II), or Miller Analogies Test (MAT);
  3. submit official transcripts of previous college work.

Degree Requirements


The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an inclusion education specialization requires completion of 33 hours. Candidate must successfully complete a written comprehensive to be taken in the last semester of coursework (may be taken no more than twice).

Curriculum: Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary School Education, Inclusion Education


 Candidate must complete 33 hours in the following course of study:

Specialization Courses (15 hours)


Choose Track I or Track II:

Track I


Add-on endorsement in Special Education: Modified K-12 (if licensed in Elementary Education K-8)*

Track II


Add-on endorsement in Special Education: Modified K-8 (if licensed in Special Education K-12)*

Note:

A specialized teaching practicum will be required for those students with less than two years of documented successful teaching in either elementary or special education:

Program Notes


Any course requiring admission to Teacher Education may require observations, case studies, or other time in K-6 classes.

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to completion of 21 semester hours credit;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which the student intends to graduate.

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