Jun 16, 2024  
2022-23 Graduate Catalog 
2022-23 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary School Education Concentration, M.Ed.

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Jeremy Winters, Co-Program Director
(615) 494-7729

Tracey Huddleston, Co-Program Director
(615) 898-5500

The Department of Elementary and Special Education  offers the Master of Education degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction and a concentration in Elementary School Education (grades K-6). Please see Curriculum and Instruction with Initial Licensure if interested in earning a license.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Master of Education program are expected to score at least 380 on the Miller Analogies Test or 281 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). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  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 all previous college work.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Elementary Education requires completion of 33 semester hours.

Candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive exam to be taken in the last semester of coursework (may be taken no more than twice).

Curriculum: Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary School Education Concentration

The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Program Notes

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

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