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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Elementary Education, M.S.E.

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This program is administered by the School of Education Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development . Admission requirements can be found here .

Earn 30 credits in graduate courses.

Professional education

9 credits that include foundations, curriculum, and research courses. (EDUC 782  may substitute for EDUC 707  only with adviser approval prior to enrollment.)

Liberal arts

Take 6-9 credits outside education (courses without the EDUC prefix).

Area of specialization

Of remaining education credits, at least 3 must be instructional methods, supervision and instruction, reading, foundations, etc. Advisers may approve exceptions for 500 level courses.

700-level courses

Fifteen credits must be at the 700 level.

Culminating Experience

Complete one of these two options:

Thesis Option

Write a thesis and a comprehensive examination covering the Foundations and Curriculum areas of your program.

Nonthesis Option


You must have at least 24 credits completed toward your Program of Study including the required component area coursework before you can register to write your exam. The graduate exam will include foundations, liberal arts, and 6 additional credits in your area of study. You may not write on practicum, independent study, or research work. Register for the exam one semester before you plan to take it. To register and for more information, contact SOE Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development, 715-346-4403.

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