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Effective Dec. 2, 2016: To meet the demands and schedules of current teachers and educators, the Department of Curriculum & Teaching will offer this Master’s degree program in a fully-online delivery format beginning in Summer 2017. More information on the online program can be found here.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Education Offers Customizable Curriculum

KU’s Master’s degree in Elementary Education offers you a graduate program that supports a wide range of career opportunities for positions at various institutions including: PK-12 school districts, community colleges, universities, governmental agencies, and business organizations. Depending on your educational career aspirations you will develop a demonstrated understanding of content and skills that have been developed to align with your professional goals.

You are able to select specialty program coursework in consultation with your faculty advisor and tailor your learning to fit your professional and educational needs. You will first discover and identify your specific career goals and then consult with your faculty advisor to select your elective courses to complement the required curriculum for all Elementary Education students:

Course 
Number

Course
Name

Credit
Hours

EPSY 715

Understanding Research in Education

3

C&T 709

Foundations of Curriculum & Instruction

3

C&T 703

Understanding Talent

3

C&T 807

Multicultural Education

3

C&T 806

Instructional Strategies & Models

3

C&T 750

Connecting Research to Classroom Practice in
Elementary Math & Science

3

C&T 760

Modern Approaches to Elementary Social Studies

3

C&T 840

Emergent Literacy and Beginning Reading

3

C&T 744

Teaching Literature to Children

3

 

Thesis/Project Track Only – Additional Requirement

 

C&T 898

Master’s Project  - OR -

3

C&T 899

Master’s Thesis

3

 

Total Thesis/Project Track Program Hours

30

 

Comprehensive Exam Track Only – Additional Requirements

 

C&T XXX

Content Elective 1

3

C&T XXX

Content Elective 2

3

 

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS

36

Suggested Elective Courses

Choose your graduate program specialty area and customize your elementary education degree by taking interdisciplinary courses in curriculum and education-related courses at the graduate level.

*Content Course Electives:

  • C&T 707       Project-based Instruction
  • C&T 770       Pedagogical Considerations in the 21st Century Classrooms
  • C&T 809       Creative Thinking & Learning
  • ELPS 757      Education in American Society
  • ELPS 764      Foundations of Educational Technology
  • ELPS 773      School and Society in Comparative Education
  • ELPS 811      Constructivist Learning Technologies
  • EPSY 704      Advanced Educational Psychology: Learning Processes in Education
  • EPSY 705      Human Development Through the Lifespan
  • EPSY 703      Constructive Classroom Discipline
  • SPED 727      Designing Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • SPED 725      Introduction to the Psychology and Education of Youth with Disabilities
  • SPED 717      Exceptional Children in the Regular Classrooms

*Other graduate course electives can be considered. Please consult with your faculty advisor for options and pre-requisite requirements.

Let us know you are interested to learn more.


Questions?

Kim Huggett
Graduate Student Services Manager
khuggett@ku.edu
913-897-8421
785-864-4510

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