Curriculum and Instruction

Program Requirements of the Elementary Education Graduate Program

Core Requirements

EIS 500   Methods of Research
C&I 574   Assessment and Differentiation of Instruction
ELED 566   Recent Trends and Research in Elementary Education
EIS 500   Methods of Research
ECH 474g   Early Childhood Assessment
ECH 539   Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
ECH 565   Seminar in Early Childhood Education (Required)
*One of the following capstone options
C&I 600   Graduate Seminar
ECH 603   Research in Early Childhood Education
MATH 607   Practicum in Mathematics Education
SCED 602   Practicum in Science Education


*Admission to capstone courses includes the following prerequisites:
24 semester hours in graduate work to include EIS 500, C&I 574 and ELED 566 for Elementary Education candidates or EIS 500, ECH 474g and ECH 539 for Early Childhood candidates.

Area of Specialization (12 SH) Courses selected with advisor approval

Electives (6 SH) Courses selected with advisor approval

The total hours for the Master of Science in Education Degree is 30.

The graduate program in Elementary Education does not lead to teacher certification. Questions concerning certification should be directed to the University Certification Officer at (309) 298-1434. Please see the Graduate Catalog for prerequisites for all courses.