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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Clemmer College

Elementary Education (M.Ed.)
Dr. Lori Meier
Dr. Lori Meier
Program Coordinator
Phone: 423-439-7584
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, Joanna Wicker, at 423-439-7562.

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 Joanna Wicker in the Clemmer College or see the Teacher Licensure and Other School Service Endorsement page for more information about the Elementary Add-On.

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