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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education

Elementary Education (M.Ed.)
Dr. Lori Meier
Dr. Lori Meier
Program Coordinator
Phone: 423-439-7584
E-mail: meier@etsu.edu
Office: 406 Warf-Pickel Hall

This program is designed for people who are already licensed to teach.

The purpose of the Master’s of Education in Elementary Education degree is to improve the quality of teaching at the elementary level by broadening the background of teachers in the areas of study related to elementary teaching and learning.

People who hold a Tennessee teaching license in an area other than elementary teaching can work toward an elementary K-5 add-on (at the same time they are working toward an M.Ed.) by taking specified electives and meeting some additional requirements. Anyone wishing to add the elementary endorsement to an existing teaching license is urged to contact the ETSU Certification Analyst, , at 423-439-7562.

Within the Conceptual Framework of the Clemmer College of Education, the mission of the M.Ed. in Elementary Education program is to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers at the elementary school level. The M.Ed. in Elementary Education program is designed to prepare Teachers as Leaders.

Upon completion of the Master of Education in Elementary Education program, degree candidates are expected to:

  • possess the General Knowledge, Content Knowledge, and Professional Knowledge to enable them to be effective and successful teachers in the elementary grades;
  • show appreciation for the Diversity represented in elementary classrooms;
  • develop both confidence and competence in their students and, as Caring professionals, work toward making certain all learners are encouraged to reach their full potential;
  • model Social Responsibility in their personal and professional lives, and provide opportunities for learners to engage in socially responsible behaviors;
  • utilize both informal and formal assessments to evaluate and ensure the continuous progress of learners;
  • be proficient in the appropriate uses of technology to enhance classroom instruction;
  • demonstrate superior communication, Collaboration, and Leadership skills;
  • engage in Reflective Practice in order to continually improve their teaching;
  • be skillful in designing, implementing, and evaluating action research projects in order to improve instruction at the elementary school level, and as an avenue toward Lifelong Learning.
Individuals seeking admission to graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction must first meet the general admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, the following specific admission criteria apply:
  1. A candidate who has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for all work completed is eligible for admission.
  2. A candidate who has an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be granted admission by either of the following two (2)
    1. Obtaining a minimum of 2400 points based on the following
      • *the sum of the GRE aptitude scores (V+Q+AW);
      • GPA x 500; and
      • the sum of number (1) and (2). *Scores on the GRE-AW will be substituted for the Analytical (A) scores using a scaled transfer
    2. Participate in an interview with the appropriate admission committee. The candidate will be responsible for providing the admission committee with information for consideration in  admission decisions. Factors to be considered include teaching  experience; scores on standardized tests; GPA during the entire undergraduate experience, during the last two years of undergraduate school, and in the major; performance in graduate courses taken; recommendations of supervisors and colleagues; quality of undergraduate school(s) attended; oral communication skills; and skill in writing, which will be determined in part by the candidates' extemporaneous writing during the interview process.

Information about one-year course sequence (sequence beginning May 2017)

M.Ed. Elementary Education Program of Study 

M.Ed. Elementary Education Course List 
 
 
This program is designed primarily for persons who are licensed to teach at the elementary level in the State of Tennessee.   People who hold a valid Tennessee teaching license in another area may be eligible for an Elementary Add-On by taking two specified courses for the six hours of content electives (CUAI 5407 Integrating the Creative Arts and MEDA 5628 Childrens Materials) along with completing additional requirements.   Please contact Angela Murray (murrayp@etsu.edu) in the Clemmer College of Education or see the Teacher Licensure and Other School Service Endorsement page for more information about the Elementary Add-On.

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